120 Quotes About Contentment

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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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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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A wise man cares not for what he cannot have.
- George Herbert
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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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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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You play the hand you're dealt. I think the game's worthwhile.
- C.S. Lewis
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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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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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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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Is the glass half empty or half full? Just be thankful you have a glass!
- Jack Wellman
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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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As long as a man is alive and out of hell, he cannot have any cause to complain.
- Charles Spurgeon
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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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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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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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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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If a soldier or labourer complains of the hardship of his lot, set him to do nothing.
- Blaise Pascal
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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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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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These things are not strange, Small One, though they are beyond our senses.
- C.S. Lewis
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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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The Golden Age was never the present Age.
- Thomas Fuller
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Actually, only God can satisfy a Christian's heart; man cannot.
- Watchman Nee
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The utmost we can hope for in this life is contentment.
- Assorted Authors
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The more we accommodate ourselves to plain things, and the less we indulge in those artificial delights which gratify pride and luxury, the nearer we approach to a state of innocency.
- Matthew Henry
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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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Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.
- Martin Luther
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Contentment with the divine will is the best remedy we can apply to misfortunes.
- William Temple
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We are a long time in learning that all our strength and salvation is in God.
- David Brainerd
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I knew I was in danger but was not depressed. I've read pretty well everything.
- C.S. Lewis
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If you run after two hares, you will catch neither.
- Thomas Fuller
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You say, "If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied." You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.
- Charles Spurgeon
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There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."
- C.S. Lewis
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I am never better than when I am on the full stretch for God.
- George Whitefield
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Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
- C.S. Lewis
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You say, "If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied." You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.
- Charles Spurgeon
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Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another's.
- Desiderius Erasmus
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Roses grow on thorns and honey wears a sting.
- Isaac Watts
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I would not change my blest estate for all the world calls good or great.
- Isaac Watts
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Contentment consists not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.
- Thomas Fuller
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I will not meddle with that which I cannot mend.
- Thomas Fuller
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