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To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom;
by Akhenaton

To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom;
and he that increaseth his riches,
increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure,
and trouble findeth it not.
- Akhenaton

Related topics: Wisdom

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven,
and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton

Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness;
but He who gave thee Soul,
armed thee with resolution.
Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy.
- Akhenaton

Honor is the inner garment of the Soul;
the first thing put on by it with the flesh,
and the last it layeth down at its separation from it.
- Akhenaton

 

Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger;
it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast,
or murder thy friend.
- Akhenaton

True wisdom is less presuming than folly.
The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind;
the fool is obstinate,
and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
- Akhenaton

The lips of the wise are as the doors of a cabinet;
no sooner are they opened,
but treasures are poured out before thee.
- Akhenaton

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Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels,
and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal,
and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide
and the mistress of human life.
- Akhenaton

Be thou incapable of change in that which is right,
and men will rely upon thee.
Establish unto thyself principles of action;
and see that thou ever act according to them.
First know that thy principles are just,
and then be thou.
- Akhenaton

Say not that honor is the child of boldness,
nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it:
it is not to the action that it is due,
but to the manner of performing it.
- Akhenaton

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money.
Money is not enough, money can be got,
but they need your hearts to love them.
So, spread your love everywhere you go.
- Mother Teresa

My attitude is never to be satisfied,
never enough, never.
- Duke Ellington

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something;
in the absence of good grounds for belief,
he will be satisfied with bad ones.
- Bertrand Russell

I am easily satisfied with the very best.
- Winston Churchill

If someday they say of me that in my work I have contributed
something to the welfare and happiness of my fellow man,
I shall be satisfied.
- George Westinghouse

I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full.
When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied,
and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings.
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed;
the only animal that is never satisfied.
- Henry George

I was not afraid of what I did not like.
To overcome dislike of a thing often satisfied one's feeling of honour.
- Georg Brandes

I'm comfortable, but not satisfied and I hope to always feel that way.
- Trevor Dunn

There's a gray area there that I'm satisfied is not gray.
- Robert Conrad

To rest satisfied with existing evils,
as if we could do nothing, is not obedience;
but neither is it obedience to imitate the actions of the apostles.
- John Nelson Darby

I never satisfied that kid but I think he and I have made a deal now.
- Anthony Quinn

The essence of faith is being satisfied with all that God is for us in Jesus.
- John Piper

The ultimate goal is to be more satisfied.
I really don't believe you get wiser because you get older.
It's a choice, perhaps not to take some things so seriously.
- Boy George

I look back on my life like a good day's work,
it was done and I am satisfied with it.
- Grandma Moses

You will seek not a near but a distant objective,
and you will not be satisfied with what you may have done.
- Abbott L. Lowell

If one is satisfied with things, one doesn't complain
about the downsides that exist,
either.
- Georg Henrik von Wright

I longed to arrest all beauty that came before me,
and at length the longing has been satisfied.
- Julia Margaret Cameron

Don't waste time trying to break a man's heart;
be satisfied if you can just manage to chip it in a brand new place.
- Helen Rowland

The well-satisfied customer will bring the repeat sale that counts.
- James Cash Penney

He who is satisfied has never truly craved,
and he who craves for the light of God neglects his ease for ardor.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

I'm not satisfied with the explanations I get from tv or from school.
- Erykah Badu

In order to act, you must be somewhat insane.
A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.
- Georges Clemenceau

Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of
an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
- George Eliot

The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity;
rather,
the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief.
- George Eliot

I shall not be satisfied unless I produce something
which shall for a few days supersede the last fashionable
novel on the tables of young ladies.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

You will not be satisfied unless you are contributing
something to or for the benefit of others.
- Walter Annenberg

Charm is the quality in others, that makes us more
satisfied with ourselves.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to
talk of you as they will.
- Pythagoras

I'm never satisfied because I've been always interested
in too many things and I always want to do everything at once.
- Larry Wall

He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well.
- Baltasar Gracian

The rare case where the conquered is very satisfied with the conqueror.
- Konrad Adenauer

I always think about what I missed, and I think that was my driving force -
never be satisfied with what I've done.
- Thierry Henry

My people and I have come to an agreement which satisfied us both.
They are to say what they please, and I am to do what I please.
- Frederick II

After I had done a handful of cartoons I was satisfied with,
I started submitting them to the magazines.
- Joseph Barbera

You must remember that a woman, by nature,
needs much less to feed upon than a man,
a few emotions and she is satisfied.
- Alice James

If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence,
and asks from life only what such an existence can give,
the higher values of life at once disappear.
- Christopher Dawson

I'm probably satisfied with my career 80 percent of the time.
- Tom Berenger

Sorry, no, I'm never satisfied with my drumming.
- Pat Mastelotto

A nice, steady job I don't need that bad.
I'm not that satisfied with it.
- Jackie Cooper

But once you have satisfied your material needs,
which I think every wealth creator should -
the house,
the car, the plane, the boat - what comes next?
- Tom Hunter

I'm satisfied it's very black, meaning 'in the black'.
- Robert Conrad

I will never be satisfied.
Life is one constant search for the betterment for me.
- Jayne Mansfield

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast,
that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When you say you are in love with humanity,
you are well satisfied with yourself.
- Luigi Pirandello

So confident am I in the intentions,
as well as wisdom, of the government,
that I shall always be satisfied that what is not done,
either cannot, or ought not to be done.
- Thomas Jefferson

We don't move on in the stunt unless it looks like a hit.
So when I see it on TV, I'm generally satisfied that
people are going to buy it.
- Victoria Pratt

I am obsessed with beauty.
I want everything to be perfect, and of course it isn't.
And that's a tough place to be because you're never satisfied.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

One of the things that is wrong with religion is that
it teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are
not really answers at all.
- Richard Dawkins

Progress, of the best kind, is comparatively slow.
Great results cannot be achieved at once;
and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk,
step by step.
- Samuel Smiles

No one, however powerful and successful,
can function as an adult if his parents are not satisfied with him.
- Frank Pittman

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is:
Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
- Elbert Hubbard

I feel sorry for the person who can't get genuinely excited about his work.
Not only will he never be satisfied,
but he will never achieve anything worthwhile.
- Walter Chrysler

I had concluded when I was the prosecutor that I would
vote against the death penalty if I were in the legislature
but that I could ask for it when I was satisfied as to guilt.
- Janet Reno

Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people.
- Marcus Garvey

We are perverse creatures and never satisfied.
- Nan Fairbrother

After my spectacular failures, I could not be satisfied
with an ordinary success.
- Mason Cooley

I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied
with not understanding the world.
- Richard Dawkins

In early draft it never satisfied me,
and that was when it clicked into place and it went so well as a diary.
- Colleen McCullough

The Lebanese people voted this time for change.
So they are not satisfied with the actual situation.
They want to see a new government.
They want to see a new vision.
- Rafik Hariri


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