120 Quotes About Contentment

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It's not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
- Charles Spurgeon
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I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.
- Martin Luther
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The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
- Henry Ward Beecher
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We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.
- Harry Ironside
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Real contentment must come from within. You and I cannot change or control the world around us, but we can change and control the world within us.
- Warren Wiersbe
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Next to faith this is the highest art - to be content with the calling in which God has placed you.
- Martin Luther
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A wise man cares not for what he cannot have.
- George Herbert
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The joy of the Lord will arm us against the assaults of our spiritual enemies and put our mouths out of taste for those pleasures with which the tempter baits his hooks.
- Matthew Henry
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Discontent is like ink poured into water, which fills the whole fountain full of blackness. It casts a cloud over the mind, and renders it more occupied about the evil which disquiets than about the means of removing it.
- Owen Feltham
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If God doesn't want something for me, I shouldn't want it either. Spending time in meditative prayer, getting to know God, helps align my desires with God's.
- Philip Yancey
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You play the hand you're dealt. I think the game's worthwhile.
- C.S. Lewis
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As long as a man is alive and out of hell, he cannot have any cause to complain.
- Charles Spurgeon
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We must do our business faithfully; without trouble or disquiet, recalling our mind to GOD mildly, and with tranquility, as often as we find it wandering from Him.
- Brother Lawrence
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Is the glass half empty or half full? Just be thankful you have a glass!
- Jack Wellman
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There are many wells today, but they are dry. There are many hungry souls today that are empty. But let us come to Jesus and take Him at His Word and we will find wells of salvation, and be able to draw waters out of the well of salvation, for Jesus is that well.
- William J. Seymour
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Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts: the sight of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above seem to impart a quiet to the mind.
- Jonathan Edwards
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He who cannot rest, cannot work; he who cannot let go, cannot hold on; he who cannot find footing, cannot go forward.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller
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It is His joy that remains in us that makes our joy full.
- A. B. Simpson
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As long as a man is alive and out of hell, he cannot have any cause to complain.
- Charles Spurgeon
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The very nature of Joy makes nonsense of our common distinction between having and wanting.
- C.S. Lewis
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We may sing beforehand, even in our winter storm, in the expectation of a summer sun at the turn of the year; no created powers can mar our Lord Jesus' music, nor spill our song of joy. Let us then be glad and rejoice in the salvation of our Lord; for faith had never yet cause to have wet cheeks, and hanging-down brows, or to droop or die.
- Samuel Rutherford
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Sin is what you do when you are not satisfied in God.
- John Piper
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The cure for the sin of envy and jealousy is to find our contentment in God.
- Jerry Bridges
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These things are not strange, Small One, though they are beyond our senses.
- C.S. Lewis
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Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.
- Martin Luther
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If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
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Roses grow on thorns and honey wears a sting.
- Isaac Watts
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When we dare to depend entirely upon God and do not doubt, the humblest and feeblest agencies will become mighty through God, to the pulling down of strongholds.
- A. B. Simpson
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The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
- Chuck Swindoll
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A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
- C.S. Lewis
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I bless God for this retirement: I never was more thankful for anything than I have been of late for the necessity I am under of self-denial in many respects.
- David Brainerd
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The utmost we can hope for in this life is contentment.
- Assorted Authors
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To be content with even the best people, we must be contented with little and bear a great deal. Those who are most perfect have many imperfections, and we have great faults; between the two, mutual toleration becomes very difficult.
- Francois Fenelon
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All our discontents about what we want appear to me to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.
- Assorted Authors
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Contentment with the divine will is the best remedy we can apply to misfortunes.
- William Temple
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Spread out your petition before God, and then say, "Thy will, not mine, be done." The sweetest lesson I have learned in God's school is to let the Lord choose for me.
- Dwight L. Moody
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If a soldier or labourer complains of the hardship of his lot, set him to do nothing.
- Blaise Pascal
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Discontents are sometimes the better part of our life. I know not which is the most useful. Joy I may choose for pleasure; but adversities are the best for profit; and sometimes these do so far help me, that I should, without them, want much of the joy I have.
- Owen Feltham
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Satan is ever seeking to inject that poison into our hearts to distrust God's goodness - especially in connection with his commandments. That is what really lies behind all evil, lusting and disobedience. A discontent with our position and portion, a craving from something which God has wisely held from us. Reject any suggestion that God is unduly severe with you. Resist with the utmost abhorrence anything that causes you to doubt God's love and his loving-kindness toward you. Allow nothing to make you question the Father's love for his child.
- A. W. Pink
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The loving and much loved wife is satisfied with the love of her husband; his smile is her joy, she cares little for any other. So, if you have come to Christ, thy Maker is thine husband - His free love to you is all you need, and all you can care for - there is no cloud between you and God - there is no veil between you and the Father; you have access to Him who is the fountain of happiness - what have you to do any more with idols? Oh! If your heart swims in the rays of God's love, like a little mote swimming in the sunbeam, you will have no room in your heart for idols.
- Robert Murray McCheyne
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Among all the accomplishments of youth there is none preferable to a decent and agreeable behavior among men, a modest freedom of speech, a soft and elegant manner of address, a graceful and lovely deportment, a cheerful gravity and good-humor, with a mind appearing ever serene under the ruffling accidents of human life.
- Isaac Watts
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God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you.
- Augustine
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Great offices will have great talents, and God gives to every man the virtue, temper, understanding, taste, that lifts him into life, and lets him fall just in the niche he was ordained to fill.
- William Cowper
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All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
- Francois Fenelon
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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.
- G.K. Chesterton
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All joy emphasizes our pilgrim status; always reminds, beckons, awakens desire. Our best havings are wantings.
- C.S. Lewis
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When you are disposed to be vain of your mental acquirements, look up to those who are more accomplished than yourself, that you may be fired with emulation; but when you feel dissatisfied with your circumstances, look down on those beneath you, that you may learn contentment.
- Hannah More
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What cannot be altered must be borne, not blamed.
- Thomas Fuller
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Let no man carry you beyond the bounds God hath set for you, nor make you believe he hath found a plainer or more certain way to heaven than Christ hath given us.
- Assorted Authors
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