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The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.
One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment.
One often learns more from ten days of agony than ten years of contentment.
One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.
Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
I believe that contentment or any sustained period of joy that doesn't inspire thought that leads to action almost immediately is useless.
I acknowledge with great gratitude the peace and contentment we can find for ourselves in the spiritual cocoons of our homes, our sacrament meetings, and our holy temples.
James E. Faust
Alas! if the principles of contentment are not within us, the height of station and worldly grandeur will as soon add a cubit to a man's stature as to his happiness.
A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition; to curb that, is the first step to contentment, since to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment.
My main job is to live with deep contentment, joy, and confidence in my everyday experience of life with God. Everything else is job number two.
So we strive for perfection in the areas in which we can control, and that isn't necessarily what provides contentment and joy for ourselves and, more importantly, for our children.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Disappointment is a sticky one, because no one can steal contentment, joy, gratitude, or peace - we have to give it away.
I am sensible of the velocity of the moments, and entering that part of my head alert to the motion of the world I am aware that life was never perfect, never absolute. This bestows contentment, even a fearlessness.
Contentment does not come from achievement. It comes from a relationship with the Lord.
Writing a novel is one of those modern rites of passage, I think, that lead us from an innocent world of contentment, drunkenness, and good humor, to a state of chronic edginess and the perpetual scanning of bank statements.
J. G. Ballard
I don't look for bliss, just contentment.
Cleanses and products don't make you look more beautiful. They certainly help, but if you reach contentment, you're set. My makeup artist, Melanie Iglesias, couldn't figure out why my skin looks so good. I think it's because I'm happy!
If there is any one thing that will bring peace and contentment into the human heart, and into the family, it is to live within our means.
Heber J. Grant
I spend a lot of time doing carpentry. Sometimes there is nothing that gives me the contentment that sawing a piece of wood does.
Contentment does not come from achievement.
I did have a very restricted, regimented life. There was a kind of happiness there, a contentment, but it was a small happiness within very clear and delineated borders.
I find it very difficult just to sit. I would love to learn how to do that with contentment.
Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
James K. Polk
From labour health, from health contentment spring; contentment opes the source of every joy.
The apex of my civic pride and personal contentment was reached on the bright September morning when I entered the public school.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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