“To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible.” — Marie Ebner-Eschenbach. Here are 60 Inspirational Contentment Quotes That Will Teach You To Enjoy Simple Things.

Contentment Quotes

1. “That best of blessings, a contented mind.” — Anonymous

2. “Pleasures that we seek are not happiness at its peak. For it is contentment that gives true fulfillment.” — RVM

3. “He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” ― Socrates

4. “Discontentment makes rich people poor while contentment makes poor people rich.” — Anonymous

5. “Be happy with the little that you have. There are people with nothing that still manage to smile.” — Anonymous

6. “To know when you have enough is to be rich beyond measure. ” — Lao Tzu

7. “Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.” — Aesop

8. “Contentment is the only real wealth.” — Alfred Nobel

9. “Health is the greatest gift, contentment is the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” — Buddha

10. “A contented man is never poor. A humble man is never arrogant.” — Dr T.P.Chia

11. “A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.” — Albert Einstein

12. “To be content doesn’t mean you don’t desire more, it means you’re thankful for what you have and patient for what’s to come.” — Tony Gaskins

13. “Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough” — Oprah Winfrey

14. “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” — Lao Tzu

15. “Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.” — Eugene V. Debs

Contentment Quotes

16. “He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.” — Socrates

17. “Contentment has the ability to squeeze out of every situation all the good there is to get.” — Shantidasa

18. “Contentment is not about getting what you want. Contentment is about wanting what you've got.” — Ken Clark

19. “Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.” — Thomas Fuller

20. “I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more.” ― Henry Fielding

21. “At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

22. “If you are content, you have enough to live comfortably.” — Plautus

23. “It is right to be contented with what we have, never with what we are.” — Mackintosh

24. “The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.” — Doug Larson

25. “Ultimately, contentment is more a shift in attitude than a change in circumstances.” — Linda Dillow

26. “True humility is contentment.” — Henri Frederic Amiel

27. “You can own everything in the world but if you lack contentment, you’ll never be happy.” — Anonymous

28. “Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.” — Epictetus

29. “Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.” — Benjamin Franklin

30. “There’s no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.” — Joyce Meyer

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Contentment Quotes

31. “Contentment comes from many great and small acceptances in life.” — Anonymous

32. “Just become totally content and happy from within. Then you will get all that you want.” — Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

33. “A grateful person is rich in contentment.” — David Bednar

34. “To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problems of contentment.” — George Woodberry

35. “Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.” ― Socrates

36. “If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” — Frank A. Clark

37. “A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.” — Joseph Addison

38. “A contented heart is a calm sea in the midst of all storms.” — Anonymous

39. “Contentment is accepting what God has given us, and, by His strength, making the most of it.” — C. J. Jackson

40. “The secret of contentment is the realization that life is a gift, not a right.” — Anonymous

41. “Contentment is the foundation of true happiness. The happiness that comes from fulfilling desires can never be permanent.” — RVM

42. “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” — Charles Dickens

43. “Contentment is the greatest form of wealth.” — Acharya N_G_Rjuna

44. “When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.” — François de La Rochefoucauld

45. “A harvest of peace grows from seeds of contentment.” — Indian Proverbs

Contentment Quotes

46. “True contentment is within.” — ATGW

47. “Contentment always eludes those who don’t count themselves blessed for what they already have.” — Anonymous

48. “Whatever you have been given is what someone needs.” — Mike Murdock

49. “Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.” — Thomas Chandler Haliburton

50. “Money can buy happiness but not contentment.” — T. Josh

51. “Love came up to me showing me that a contented mind is best for growth.” — Anonymous

52. “My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.” — Charles Lamb

53. “Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.” — Anonymous

54.“The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.” — Oscar Wilde

55.“When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment.” — Anonymous

56.“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.” — Leo Tolstoy

57.“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

58.“To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible.” — Marie Ebner-Eschenbach

59.“There is no treasure equal to contentment and no virtue equal to fortitude.” — Sarada Devi

60.“Wealth is not in vast riches but wealth is in self-contentment.” — Anonymous

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Best of Contentment Quotes

“Contentment always eludes those who don’t count themselves blessed for what they already have.” — Anonymous
“My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.” — Charles Lamb
“Love came up to me showing me that a contented mind is best for growth.” — Anonymous

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