Contentment Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old contentment quotes, contentment sayings, and contentment proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

He who is contented is rich. Lao Tzu
Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. Lao Tzu
At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you. Elizabeth Gilbert
To know when you have enough is to be rich beyond measure. Lao Tzu
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus
Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire. Thomas Fuller
Discontentment makes rich people poor while contentment makes poor people rich. unknown
Contentment gives a crown, where fortune hath denied it. John Ford
Contentment has the ability to squeeze out of every situation all the good there is to get. Shantidasa
When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. Francois La Rochefoucauld
Contentment, and indeed usefulness, comes as the infallible result of great acceptances, great humilities of not trying to make ourselves this or that, but of surrendering ourselves to the fullness of life of letting life flow through us. David Grayson
The key to contentment is to consider. Consider who you are and be satisfied with that. Consider what you have and be satisfied with that. Consider what God's doing and be satisfied with that. You will be amazed at how much more comfortable you'll feel with yourself. Finally, consider this: If contentment cannot be found within yourself, you'll never find it. Luci Swindoll
The secret of contentment is the realization that life is a gift, not a right. unknown
Neither circumstances nor surroundings can bring contentment. Only by fitting ourselves to meet conditions as they are, calmly and courageously, may we hope to reconcile ourselves to our position and conditions of life. Fred Van Amburgh
A harvest of peace grows from seeds of contentment. Indian Proverbs
He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough. Lao Tzu
Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment. Mohandas Gandhi
Contentment is the greatest form of wealth. Acharya N_G_Rjuna
There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment. Swami Sivananda
He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature. Socrates
Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase. John Balguy
Contentment is a kind of moral laziness; if there wasn't anything but contentment in his world, man wouldn't be any more of a success than an angleworm is. Josh Billings
Contentment ... has an internal quietness of heart that gladly submits to God in all circumstances. Joni Eareckson Tada
A good life with contentment is itself a great wealth. For we brought nothing with us into this world, and we can take nothing out of it. So if we have enough of what we need, let us be content with that. Saint Timothy
Contentment is for cows; a challenging purpose is for people. Denis Waitley
Contentment is just the realization that God has already provided for me today all that I need for my present peace and happiness. Nancy Leigh Demoss
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress. Epictetus
The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach. Lin Yutang
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. Socrates
The wise man contents himself with what he has, until such time as he invents something better. Jose Saramago
Contentment is accepting what God has given us, and, by His strength, making the most of it. C. J. Jackson
Contentment is never the outcome of fulfillment, of achievement, or of the possession of things; it is not born of action or inaction. It comes with the fullness of what is, not in the alteration of it. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Contentment is not about getting what you want. Contentment is about wanting what you've got. Ken Clark
Content hangs not so high but that a man on the ground may reach it. Eliza Cook
My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more. Charles Lamb
A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world. Joseph Addison
The contented man can be happy with what appears to be useless. Hung Ko
It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are. James Mackintosh
It is not our circumstances that create our discontent or contentment. It is us. Vivian Greene
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything. Aesop
A man who is contented with what he has done will never become famous for what he will do. Fred Estabrook
If you are content, you have enough to live comfortably. Plautus
True contentment is a real, even an active virtue - not only affirmative but creative. It is the power of getting out of any situation all there is in it. G. K. Chesterton
To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible. Marie Ebner-Eschenbach
Contentment has been worn as a crown by no end of sleepy heads. Henry S. Haskins
Contentment: The smother of invention. Ethel Watts Mumford
A contented mind is the best source for trouble. Plautus
Progress is not created by contented people. Frank Tyger
Ultimately, contentment is more a shift in attitude than a change in circumstances. Linda Dillow
To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problems of contentment. George Woodberry
I have learned to manage with whatever I have. I know how to live modestly, and I know how to live luxuriously, too: in every way now I have mastered the secret of all conditions: full stomach and empty stomach. plenty and poverty. Philippians 4:11-12
The rarest feeling that ever lights the human face is the contentment of a loving soul. Henry Ward Beecher
He who is not contented with little will never be satisfied with much. Thomas Benton Brooks
Those who face that which is actually before them, unburdened by the past undistracted by the future, these are they who live, who make the best use of their lives; these are those who have found the secret of contentment. Alban Goodier
The children of Israel did not find in the manna all the sweetness and strength they might have found in it; not because the manna did not contain them, but because they longed for meat. St. John of the Cross
A contented mind is a continual feast. Roman Proverb
Better is a little with contentment than much with contention. Poor Richard
He is blessed who knows how to be satisfied; he is poor who does not feel content. Japanese Proverb
He is well-constituted who grieves not for what he has not, and rejoices for what he has. Italian Proverb
Contentment is natural wealth; luxury is artificial poverty. Socrates
Contentment is the soil in which true joy grows. Socrates
The utmost we can hope for in this world is contentment; if we aim at anything higher, we shall meet with nothing but grief and disappointment. Joseph Addison
Contentment makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor. Benjamin Franklin
Contentment doesn't come from doing what we like to do, but from liking what we must do. Wilfred Peterson
Preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and be thankful for every pulse and every breath. Konrad Von Gesner
If you have a contented mind, you have to enjoy life with. Plautus
It is necessary to the contentment of man that he be mentally faithful to himself. Thomas Paine
The noblest mind the best contentment has. Edmund Spenser
Content will ever dwell but in a meek and quiet soul. Izaak Walton
To be content with little is difficult; to be content with much, impossible. Old Proverb
Content is wealth, the riches of the mind; / And happy he who can that treasure find. John Dryden
For not that, which men covet most, is best, / Nor that thing worst, which men do most refuse; / But fittest is, that all contented rest, / With that they hold: each half is a fortune in his breast. Edmund Spenser
A mind content, both Crown and Kingdom has. Robert Greene
We only see in a lifetime a dozen faces marked with the peace of a contented spirit. Henry Ward Beecher
Content is the true riches, for without it there is no satisfying. Martin Tupper
If we fasten our attention on what we have, rather than on what we lack, very little wealth is sufficient. Francis Johnson
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind. Cicero
Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get. Spanish Proverb
Desire upon desire causes the greatest sorrow; contentment, the greatest happiness. Sanskrit
Contentment is the realization of how much I already have. Dave Grant