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Contentment Art Quotes

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A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world. (Joseph Addison)

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything. (Aesop)

Live with the gods. And he does so who constantly shows them that his soul is satisfied with what is assigned to him. (Marcus Aurelius)

Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase. (John Balguy)

One who is contented with what he has done will never become famous for what he will do. He has lain down to die, and the grass is already over him. (Christian Nestell Bovee)

A sense of contentment makes us kindly and benevolent to others; we are not chafed and galled by cares which are tyrannical because original. We are fulfilling our proper destiny, and those around us feel the sunshine of our own hearts. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

True contentment is a real, even an active virtue – not only affirmative but creative. It is the power of getting out of any situation all there is in it. (G. K. Chesterton)

A small artist is content with art; a great artist is content with nothing except everything. (G. K. Chesterton)

-A Romance of Two Worlds...
No one is contented in this world, I believe. There is always something left to desire, and the last thing longed for always seems the most necessary to happiness. (Marie Corelli)

He has the most who is most content with the least. (Diogenes of Sinope)

To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

Contentment consisteth not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire. (Thomas Fuller)

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)

Still, there is a calm, pure harmony, and music inside of me. (Vincent van Gogh)

Contentment has been worn as a crown by no end of sleepy heads. (Henry S. Haskins)

All is lovely outside my house and inside my house and myself. (Winslow Homer)

If one's life is simple, contentment has to come. (Dalai Lama)

We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we are contented. (Walter Savage Landor)

I'm quite content: although what I'm doing is far from being as I should like, I am complemented often enough all the same... (Claude Monet)

Contentment: The smother of invention. (Ethel Watts Mumford)

One of the most comforting moments is when you realize that you can find solace within yourself. (Nisla)

One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers. (Eugene O'Neill)

Though I have considerable interest in Europe and in traveling, I am most content with simply working and allowing the world that I'm creating to unfold before my eyes. (Nathan Oliveira)

Those who remain content easily remain small: small are their joys, small are their ecstasies, small are their silences, small is their being. But there is no need! This smallness is your own imposition upon your freedom, upon your unlimited possibilities, upon your unlimited potential. (Osho)

The greatest wealth is to live content with little. (Plato)

A contented mind is the best source for trouble. (Plautus)

Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground. (Alexander Pope)

I don't think of myself as making art. I do what I do because I want to, because painting is the best way I've found to get along with myself. (Robert Rauschenberg)

When I go to farms or little towns, I am always surprised at the discontent I find. And New York, too often, has looked across the sea toward Europe. And all of us who turn our eyes away from what we have are missing life. (Norman Rockwell)

If thou covetest riches, ask not but for contentment, which is an immense treasure. (Sa'di)

Who doth ambition shun / And loves to live i' the sun, / Seeking the food he eats, / And pleas'd with what he gets. (William Shakespeare)

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. (Socrates)

It is the artist who realizes that there is a supreme force above him and works gladly away as a small apprentice under God's heaven. (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)

Progress is not created by contented people. (Frank Tyger)

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. (Lao Tzu)

HELPED are those who are content to be themselves; they will never lack mystery in their lives and the joys of self-discovery will be constant. (Alice Walker)


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