Contentment Quotations


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"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)


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