A Quote by William P. Merrill, DD on beginning, contentment, good, life, men, men and women, and women

Respectable men and women content with the good and easy living are missing some of the most important things in life. Unless you give yourself to some great cause you haven't even begun to live.

William P. Merrill

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A Quote by William George Jordan on contentment

There are times when a man should be content with what he has, but never with what he is.

William Jordan

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A Quote by William Henry Channing on birds, contentment, fashion, heart, listening, luxury, spirituality, and study

To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.

William Henry Channing (1810 - 1884)

Source: My Symphony

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on contentment, difficulty, heart, joy, and spontaneity

The fascination of what's difficult Has dried the sap out of my veins, and rent Spontaneous joy and natural content Out of my heart.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Green Helmet and Other Poems, 1910. The Fascination of What's Difficult

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on blindness, contentment, and life

I am content to live it all again And yet again, if it be life to pitch Into the frog-spawn of a blind man's ditch.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Winding Stair and Other Poems, 1933;. A Dialogue of Self and Soul

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A Quote by Wilford Woodruff on age, caution, children, contentment, debt, economics, fashion, habits, hope, possessions, and wealth

We feel led to caution . . . against forming the bad habit of incurring debt and taking upon themselves obligations which frequently burden them heavier than they can bear, and lead to the loss of their homes and other possessions. We know it is the fashion of the age to use credit to the utmost limit. . . . We, therefore, repeat our counsel . . . to shun debt. Be content with moderate gains, and be not misled by illusory hopes of acquiring wealth. . . . Let our children also be taught habits of economy, and not to indulge in tastes which they cannot gratify without running into debt.

Wilford Woodruff (1807 - 1898)

Source: James R. Clark, Messages of the First Presidency, 3:144-45

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on awareness, cheerfulness, contentment, and world

I exist as I am, that is enough, If no other in the world be aware I sit content, And if each and all be aware I sit content. One world is aware, and by the far the largest to me, and that is myself, And whether I come to my own today or in ten thousand or ten million years, I can cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness, I can wait.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Source: Leaves of Grass

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A Quote by W. Russell Bowie on contentment, danger, mediocrity, talent, and world

The virtues which keep this world sweet and the faithfulness which keeps it steadfast are chiefly those of the average man. The danger of the two-talent man is that he will be content with mediocrity.

W. Russell Bowie

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A Quote by Vimalia McClure on acceptance, contentment, patience, power, wealth, and work

To accept what you are is to be content, and contentment is the greatest wealth. To work with patience is to gather power.

Vimalia McClure

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A Quote by U.S. Supreme Court on clarity, contentment, facts, order, and speech

[The Communications Decency Act] lacks the precision that the First Amendment requires when a statute regulates the content of speech. In order to deny minors access to potentially harmful speech, the CDA effectively suppresses a large amount of speech that adults have a constitutional right to receive and to address to one another.... In evaluating the free speech rights of adults, we have made it perfectly clear that sexual expression which is indecent but not obscene is protected by the First Amendment. Where obscenity is not involved, we have consistently held that the fact that protected speech may be offensive to some does not justify its suppression.

U.S. Supreme Court

Source: 1997, Janet Reno et al. v. ACLU et al. [Interior quotes and citations omitted]

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