contentment

A Quote by Reverend Sidney Strong on age, children, contentment, god, good, and joy

A good old age becomes mellow and ripe. There is less of irritability, more of contentment. Children are a joy to a good old age. God is nearer.

Reverend Sidney Strong

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on contentment, effort, faith, guidance, life, listening, needs, power, truth, and wisdom

The whole course of things goes to teach us faith. We need only obey. There is guidance for each of us, and by lowly listening we shall hear the right word. . . . Place yourself in the middle of the stream of power and wisdom which flows into you as life, place yourself in the full center of that flood, then you are without effort impelled to truth, to right, and a perfect contentment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by R. L. Wilder on appreciation, contentment, day, environment, mathematics, perspective, and present

Mathematics was born and nurtured in a cultural environment. Without the perspective which the cultural background affords, a proper appreciation of the content and state of present-day mathematics is hardly possible.

R. L. Wilder

Source: The American Mathematical Monthly, March 1994.

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A Quote by Pietro Aretino on contentment, merit, misery, praise, suffering, and temper

They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.

Pietro Aretino (1492 - 1556)

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A Quote by Peter Marshall on contentment and determination

Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.

Peter Marshall (1902 - 1949)

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A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on contentment, effort, excellence, justice, life, mediocrity, people, quality, satisfaction, and work

People who have accomplished work worthwhile have had a very high sense of the way to do things. They have not been content with mediocrity. They have not confined themselves to the beaten tracks; they have never been satisfied to do things just as others so them, but always a little better. They always pushed things that came to their hands a little higher up, this little farther on, that counts in the quality of life's work. It is constant effort to be first-class in everything one attempts that conquers the heights of excellence.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on circumstances, colors, contentment, life, thought, and time

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought, and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Source: opinion, Towne v. Eisner, January 7, 1918

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on contentment, failure, freedom, honor, and wealth

Where wealth and freedom reign contentment fails, And honour sinks where commerce long prevails.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Traveller

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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on contentment, honor, majorities, and men

When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The prince, 1532

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A Quote by Matthew Arnold on contentment, culture, and defense

'He knows', says Hebraism, 'his Bible!'-whenever we hear this said, we may, without any elaborate defense of culture, content ourselves with answering simply: 'No man, who knows nothing else, knows even his Bible.'

Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888)

Source: Culture and Anarchy

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