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Contentment

"Of crimes — none is greater than having many desires.
Of disasters — none is greater than not knowing when one has enough.
Of defects — none brings more sorrow than the desire to attain.
Therefore, the contentment you have when you know that you have enough, is abiding contentment indeed."

Lao-Tzu (c. 550 B.C.–)

"Let us take things as we find them: let us not attempt to distort them into what they are not. We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them."

Cardinal Newman (1801–1890)

"A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

George Moore (1852–1933)

"Id arbitor adprime in vita esse utile, ut nequid nimis. My view is that the most important thing in life is never to have too much of anything."

Terence (190–159 B.C.)

"If you are foolish enough to be contented, don't show it but grumble with the rest."

Jerome K. Jerome (1859–1927)

"Strangely enough, this is the past that somebody in the future is longing to go back to."

Ashleigh Brilliant (1933–)


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