A Quote by Titus Maccius Plautus on contentment

If you are content, you have enough to live comfortably.

Titus Maccius Plautus (c.254 - c.184 BC)

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A Quote by Tiorio on contentment, heart, home, and neighbors

A man has the right to toot his own horn to his heart's content, so long as he stays in his own home, keeps the windows closed and does not make himself obnoxious to his neighbors.


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A Quote by Thucydides on absence, accuracy, composers, contentment, desires, fear, future, history, imperfection, interest, judgment, knowledge, labor, memory, past, possessions, reflection, romance, and trust

With reference to the narrative of events, far from permitting myself to derive it from the first source that came to hand, I did not even trust my own impressions, but it rests partly on what I saw myself, partly on what others saw for me, the accuracy of the report being always tried by the most severe and detailed tests possible. My conclusions have cost me some labor from the want of coincidence between accounts of the same occurrences by different eyewitnesses, arising sometimes from imperfect memory, sometimes from undue partiality for one side or the other. The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but I shall be content if it is judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the interpretation of the future, which in the course of human things must resemble if it does not reflect it. My history has been composed to be an everlasting possession, not the showpiece of an hour.

Thucydides (c.460 - 400 BC)

Source: The History of the Peloponnesian War, 431—413 BC., bk. I, sec. 22

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A Quote by Sydney J. Harris on beginning, contentment, feeling, maturity, and necessity

Maturity begins when we're content to feel we're right about something without feeling the necessity to prove someone else wrong.

Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)

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A Quote by Sun Tzu on anger, army, caution, change, contentment, country, death, destruction, good, life, peace, time, and elightenment

Anger may in time change to gladness; vexation may be succeeded by content. But a kingdom that has once been destroyed can never come again into being; norcan the dead ever be brought back to life. Hence the enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution. This is the way to keep a country at peace and an army intact.

Sun Tzu

Source: The Art of War

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A Quote by Judge Stewart Dalzell on absence, achievement, chaos, contentment, internet, justice, kindness, liberty, speech, strength, and success

True it is that many find some of the speech on the Internet to be offensive, and amid the din of cyberspace many hear discordant voices that they regard as indecent. The absence of governmental regulation of Internet content has unquestionably produced a kind of chaos, but as one of plaintiffs' experts put it with such resonance at the hearing: "What achieved success was the very chaos that the Internet is. The strength of the Internet is that chaos." Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos, so the strength of our liberty depends upon the chaos and cacophony of the unfettered speech the First Amendment protects. For these reasons, I without hesitation hold that the [Communications Decency Act] is unconstitutional on its face.

Stewart Dalzell

Source: 1996, ACLU, et al., v. Janet Reno, 96-963 and ALA, et al., v. Dept. of Justice, 96-1458

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A Quote by Stephen L. Richards on blessings, brothers, contentment, courage, earth, egotism, faith, friendship, god, humanity, humility, ideas, peace, purpose, relatives, reward, satisfaction, service, spirit, spirituality, and work

I give to my friends the assurance that if they will recast their ideas and attitudes about the relative importance of the spiritual to the material, and bring themselves to participate in the mighty cause of establishing God's kingdom in the earth, they will find a satisfaction, a sureness of purpose, a peace and contentment, surpassing anything they have ever known. They will not be ashamed to say to themselves and to their fellows that God and his work come first. When they can develop the faith and the courage to make this acknowledgment, self-sufficiency and egotism will be replaced by humility of spirit. The brotherhood of man will become real to them. Their service will be ennobled, and they will lay the foundation for the attainment of the highest rewards and blessings vouchsafed to humanity.

Stephen L. Richards (1879 - 1959)

Source: Ensign, November 1952, p. 102.

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A Quote by Stanley Marcus on computers, contentment, difficulty, experience, fatherhood, quality, and success

I was brought up by a father who was difficult to satisfy because he always felt something could be made or done better. He was never content with success. . . . It does take eyeball. I'm afraid as great as computers are, they cannot tell you about the quality of your product. The profitability, yes, but not the quality. The human eye, the human experience, is the one thing that can make quality better - or poorer.

Stanley Marcus

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A Quote by Socrates on contentment, nature, and wealth

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Socrates on contentment, luxury, poverty, and wealth

Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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