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Being Content Quotes

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Happiness consists not in having much,
but in being content with little.
- Marguerite Gardiner

The most virtuous are those who content themselves
with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.
- Plato

Success is getting and achieving what you want.
Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get.
- Bernard Meltzer

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Let me be content with being happy, without sighing
that I am not distinguished.
- Anne Seward

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Being "contented" ought to mean in English,
as it does in French, being pleased.
Being content with an attic ought not to mean being
unable to move from it and resigned to living in it;
it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

No human being is constituted to know the truth,
the whole truth, and nothing but the truth;
and even the best of men must be content with fragments,
with partial glimpses, never the full fruition.
- William Osler

Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.
- Louis L'Amour

If we insist on being as sure as is conceivable...
we must be content to creep along the ground,
and never soar.
- John Henry Newman

Harrison Ford was pretty content as a carpenter who
thought it would be nice to work on TV and ended up
being the biggest film star in the history of cinema.
- Dirk Benedict

But I fear, my lot being cast in Scotland,
that beauty would not be content.
- Anne Boyd

I see the cartoonist as contributing to the content,
being critical, because we do poke holes in some of
the dialogue and find new ways of seeing things.
- Jonathan Shapiro

The trade unions, far from being content with these declarations,
established international liaisons and supported every
policy based on pacification and understanding.
- Leon Jouhaux

I am looking forward to being part of the E!
team.
This unique opportunity allows my company to take the
next step in providing multimedia content.
- Ryan Seacrest

Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content,
and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness,
as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas
or regrets or happiness or whatever.
- Peabo Bryson

Superstitions and belief in magic are perennial in
just the same way as religion,
and something near to being universal among mankind;
and why this is so may be interesting,
but in most cases the beliefs themselves are devoid of interesting content,
at least to me.
- Bryan Magee

Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the
evil impulses of one's dreams.
In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the
content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits,
it is part of my own being.
- Sigmund Freud

Being forced to work, and forced to do your best,
will breed in you temperance and self-control,
diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content,
and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
- Charles Kingsley

A child who does not think about what happens around
him and is content with living without wondering whether
he lives honestly is like a man who lives from a scoundrel's
work and is on the road to being a scoundrel.
- Jose Marti

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

There is sanctuary in being alone with nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Face the facts of being what you are,
for that is what changes what you are.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Honor your being,
Release each and every struggle,
Gather strength from life's storms,
Relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to honor my being,
release each and every struggle,
gather strength from life's storms,
relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To love someone deeply gives you strength.
Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

What I recognized is that you can't put it together.
It's already together, and what you have to do
is experience it being together.
- Werner Erhard

When I'm trusting and being myself...
everything in my life reflects this
by falling into place easily, often miraculously.
- Shakti Gawain

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature.
By and by love becomes not a relationship,
it becomes a state of your being.
Not that you are in love - now you are love.
- Osho

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis,
but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
- Mother Teresa

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

The truth is a snare:
you cannot have it, without being caught.
You cannot have the truth
in such a way that you catch it,
but only in such a way that it catches you.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is wonderful to have Faith,
but don't confuse trust with being gullible.
Balance trust with conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

Eternity:
I am drawn to the wild edge of the ocean of my being
My curiosity unbound, I test the limits
of the limitless and the boundaries of the timeless.
I walk the path - the way - the way of ways -
to the end which is not an end.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

Service is the rent we pay for being.
It is the very purpose of life,
and not something you do in your spare time.
- Marion Wright Edelman

Have a Vision, a Dream.
Believe in that Vision.
Live that Vision with every fiber of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart,
and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength;
loving someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.
The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over
and let the beautiful stuff out.
- Ray Bradbury

Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off
a portion of one's being,
but by integration of the contraries.
- Carl Jung

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

Believe in yourself, and trust your own wisdom
rather than being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

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