Content Quotes

Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.

The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.

The Fountain of Content must spring up in the mind; and… he, who has so little knowledge of human nature, as to seek happiness by changing anything, but his own dispositions, will waste his life in fruitless efforts, and multiply the griefs which he purposes to remove.

If thou covetest riches, ask not but for contentment, which is an immense treasure.

A bird in hand is better than two in the bush.

There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.

I could be well content To entertain the lag-end of my life With quiet hours. (Henry IV)

They need much, whom nothing will content.

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.

Naught’s had, all’s spent – where our desire is got without content. (Macbeth)