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What makes us discontented with our condition is the absurdly exaggerated idea we have of the happiness of others.

Learn to be pleased with everything; with wealth, so far as it makes us beneficial to others; with poverty, for not having much to care for; and with obscurity, for being unenvied.
If you are content, you have enough to live comfortably.
One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.
A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.
Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.
To be content with life -- or to live merrily, rather --all that is required is that we bestow on all things only a fleeting, superficial glance; the more thoughtful we become the more earnest we grow.
When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
The contented man can be happy with what appears to be useless.
There are two kinds of discontent in this world. The discontent that works, and the discontent that wrings its hands. The first gets what it wants. The second loses what it has. There's no cure for the first, but success and there's no cure at all for the second.
Content is a word unknown to life; it is also a word unknown to man.
A man who is contented with what he has done will never become famous for what he will do.
There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.
If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.
People are never free of trying to be content.
I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. [Philippians 4:11]