Top 95 Contentment Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Contentment Quotes from famous people such as Donald Hall, Harold Coffin, Heber J. Grant, Paul Henderson, James Beattie, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Contentment is work so engrossing that you do not know

Contentment is work so engrossing that you do not know that you are working.
Donald Hall
One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment.
Harold Coffin
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
Contentment does not come from achievement. It comes from a relationship with the Lord.
Paul Henderson
From labour health, from health contentment spring; contentment opes the source of every joy.
James Beattie
When you’re heartbroken, you’re at your most creative – you have to channel all your energies into something else to not think about it. Contentment is a creativity killer, but don’t worry – I’m very capable of making myself discontented.
Florence Welch
Happiness, contentment, the health and growth of the soul, depend, as men have proved over and over again, upon some simple issue, some single turning of the soul.
George A. Smith
In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection of all love towards our neighbor.
William Ames
There is greatness in the fear of God, contentment in faith of God, and honour in humility.
Abu Bakr
I don’t think your personal life has anything to do with your professional life. They are separate things. Whatever is happening at home shouldn’t be carried to work. Everyone has his/her own journey. Some revel in the fact that they derive that from personal contentment, and others draw it from extreme sorrow.
Abhishek Bachchan
I spend a lot of time doing carpentry. Sometimes there is nothing that gives me the contentment that sawing a piece of wood does.
Abbas Kiarostami
In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection of all love towards our neighbor.
William Ames
The Czech Republic, severed from its old Slovak half, sits in apparent landlocked contentment, inside the European Union but outside the troubled Euro Zone, set into the new Continental mosaic like one of the small sturdy paving stones, just a few inches square, that form the sidewalks under the visitor’s ambling feet.
Thomas Mallon
Great leaders understand that historical success tends to produce stable and inwardly focused organizations, and these outfits, in turn, reinforce a feeling of contentment with the status quo.
John P. Kotter
This happiness consisted of nothing else but the harmony of the few things around me with my own existence, a feeling of contentment and well-being that needed no changes and no intensification.
Hermann Hesse
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.
John Ortberg
Contentment is the only real wealth.
Alfred Nobel
I was in my second year at NYU. I knew what I wanted to do, and I just walked out of college. So, from the age of 17, I’ve been able to do what I wanted, and that makes for a kind of contentment, a fairly pleasant demeanor.
Norman Lloyd
There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy.
Chanakya
I don’t think I’m alone in this: I’m obsessed with trying to not only be happy but maintain happiness, but my definition of happiness is skewed more towards ecstasy rather than contentment.
Mitski
From labour health, from health contentment spring; contentment opes the source of every joy.
James Beattie
As we start to get a little bit older, boy, keep your house in order. That’s the key thing. It’s not about the thrills anymore. It’s about contentment, about having some serenity.
Jim Irsay
Education was not about consumption, but about contentment with less and less. This is what Buddha taught and this is what the Vedas say.
Sonam Wangchuk
I believe that contentment or any sustained period of joy that doesn’t inspire thought that leads to action almost immediately is useless.
Henry Rollins
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
Buddha
When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.’
Dalai Lama
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.
Laurence Sterne
I find it very difficult just to sit. I would love to learn how to do that with contentment.
Hume Cronyn
When you’re heartbroken, you’re at your most creative – you have to channel all your energies into something else to not think about it. Contentment is a creativity killer, but don’t worry – I’m very capable of making myself discontented.
Florence Welch
True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.
Doug Larson
I don't think I'm alone in this: I'm obsessed with tryi

I don’t think I’m alone in this: I’m obsessed with trying to not only be happy but maintain happiness, but my definition of happiness is skewed more towards ecstasy rather than contentment.
Mitski
Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.
James K. Polk
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
True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
There is no austerity equal to a balanced mind, and there is no happiness equal to contentment; there is no disease like covetousness, and no virtue like mercy.
Chanakya
The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.
Doug Larson
Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man’s happiness really lies in contentment.
Mahatma Gandhi
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
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
Grenville Kleiser
I don’t think your personal life has anything to do with your professional life. They are separate things. Whatever is happening at home shouldn’t be carried to work. Everyone has his/her own journey. Some revel in the fact that they derive that from personal contentment, and others draw it from extreme sorrow.
Abhishek Bachchan
Contentment is the only real wealth.
Alfred Nobel
Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
If I couldn’t use food or love to define contentment, I would use reading.
Mary Roach
I’m sounding like Oprah, but if you’re not practicing contentment where you are now, you’re not getting contentment when you get what you want.
Tony Hale
I don’t look for bliss, just contentment.
Alison Krauss
A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.
James E. Faust
I like to feel and understand people’s contentment with what I’ve done.
Ennio Morricone
One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment.
Harold Coffin
True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander.
Charles Caleb Colton
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.
John Ortberg
Great leaders understand that historical success tends to produce stable and inwardly focused organizations, and these outfits, in turn, reinforce a feeling of contentment with the status quo.
John P. Kotter
There’s satisfaction and contentment in direction.
Manivannan
One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.
Eugene O’Neill
The life my grandparents had was thoroughly American. They built a small ranch into a huge operation and fulfilled my great-grandparents’ dreams. Theirs was… a simpler time of contentment and patriotism.
Dana Perino
Contentment does not come from achievement. It comes from a relationship with the Lord.
Paul Henderson
I spend a lot of time doing carpentry. Sometimes there is nothing that gives me the contentment that sawing a piece of wood does.
Abbas Kiarostami
Disappointment is a sticky one, because no one can steal contentment, joy, gratitude, or peace – we have to give it away.
Kristin Armstrong
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
This happiness consisted of nothing else but the harmony of the few things around me with my own existence, a feeling of contentment and well-being that needed no changes and no intensification.
Hermann Hesse
All religions try to benefit people, with the same basic message of the need for love and compassion, for justice and honesty, for contentment.
Dalai Lama
When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.’
Dalai Lama
Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.

Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
True humility is contentment.
Henri Frederic Amiel
We should purify our innate well of contentment – what a wonderful expression – and then external things will be in harmony with us.
Eckhart Tolle
Eventually, we reach the point where we start to realize that we are not going to find peace, contentment, happiness, strength, fearlessness – all of the things that in our heart of hearts we wish we had – outside of us.
Guy Finley
Happiness, contentment, the health and growth of the soul, depend, as men have proved over and over again, upon some simple issue, some single turning of the soul.
George A. Smith
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
I find it very difficult just to sit. I would love to learn how to do that with contentment.
Hume Cronyn
There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.
Swami Sivananda
Eventually, we reach the point where we start to realize that we are not going to find peace, contentment, happiness, strength, fearlessness – all of the things that in our heart of hearts we wish we had – outside of us.
Guy Finley
Revenge, lust, ambition, pride, and self-will are too often exalted as the gods of man’s idolatry; while holiness, peace, contentment, and humility are viewed as unworthy of a serious thought.
Charles Spurgeon
Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
True contentment comes with empathy.
Tim Finn
We should purify our innate well of contentment – what a wonderful expression – and then external things will be in harmony with us.
Eckhart Tolle
‘,Alive’ stems from emotional growth and contentment. Before writing the song, I was swimming in a pool of hurt, guilt and spiritual discomfort. Instead of drowning, I decided to embrace these feelings and express gratitude for the lessons learned. With this new-found sense of life, I am stronger and happier than ever.
Ravyn Lenae
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
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.
Laurence Sterne
The apex of my civic pride and personal contentment was reached on the bright September morning when I entered the public school.
Mary Antin
Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
Lao Tzu
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.
Daniel Tammet
In my own personal life, it’s been pretty hard navigating love, and so I’ve found this kind of contentment in loving myself and waiting for the world to catch up.
Trace Lysette
True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander.
Charles Caleb Colton
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.
Harold Brodkey
Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.
Grenville Kleiser
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.
Frances Burney
One often learns more from ten days of agony than ten years of contentment.
Merle Shain
Education was not about consumption, but about contentment with less and less. This is what Buddha taught and this is what the Vedas say.
Sonam Wangchuk
Our society’s sort of turning into a two-class system, where… most of the wealth and privileges are being concentrated into the hands of fewer and fewer people. And there’s the rest of us… that have to go out and work and struggle and live and die and try to find some happiness and contentment and security.
John Rzeznik
Revenge, lust, ambition, pride, and self-will are too often exalted as the gods of man’s idolatry; while holiness, peace, contentment, and humility are viewed as unworthy of a serious thought.
Charles Spurgeon
Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man’s happiness really lies in contentment.
Mahatma Gandhi
I don’t look for bliss, just contentment.
Alison Krauss
We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass cont

We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.
Bernard Williams
I’m always content. I hold much more store in contentment than happiness.
Sue Perkins