contentment

A Quote by Mary Howitt on contentment, garden, joy, kindness, mind, and peace

Yes, in the poor man's garden grow Far more than herbs and flowers. Kind thoughts, contentment, peace of mind, And Joy for weary hours.

Mary Howitt (1804 - 1888)

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on character, children, colors, contentment, day, dreams, judgment, and nations

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Speech, June 15, 1963, at civil rights demonstration, Washington, D.C.

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on character, colors, contentment, day, judgment, and people

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on art, contentment, dogs, good, horses, justice, nature, seasons, and service

As a horse when he has run, a dog when he has caught the game, a bee when it has made the honey, so a man when he has done a good act does not call out for others to come and see, but he goes on to another act, as a vine goes on to produce again the grapes in season. Must a man then be one of these, who in a manner acts thus without observing it? Yes. What more dost thou want when thou hast done a man a service? Art thou not content that thou hast done something conformable to thy nature, and dost thou seek to be paid for it, just as if the eye demanded a recompense for seeing, or the feet should demand a recompense for walking?

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on contentment, learning, love, and trade

Love the little trade which thou hast learned, and be content therewith.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on contentment, conversation, giving, listening, people, pleasure, satisfaction, and time

One factor that makes it rare for us to find so few people who can carry on an agreeable and rational conversation is that there are practically no people who do not think first of all about what they want to say, rather than responding precisely to what others are saying to them. The politest people are content merely to show an attentive mien, while all the time we see that their eyes and their minds are wandering, and that they are in a rush to return to what they want to say. They should consider that this insistent search for self-satisfaction is a poor way of giving pleasure, and that it is a greater accomplishment to listen well and reply justly than to speak well and often without responding to what others are saying to us.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Louise Bogan on contentment, wilderness, and women

Women have no wilderness in them, They are provident instead, Content in the tight hot cell of their hearts To eat dusty bread.

Louise Bogan (1897 - 1970)

Source: Women

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A Quote by Loren Eiseley on contentment and life

Content is a word unknown to life; it is also a word unknown to man.

Loren Eiseley (1907 - 1977)

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A Quote by John Dalberg, Lord Acton on books and contentment

Be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favourites.

Lord Acton Dalberg (1834 - 1902)

Source: "Inaugural Lecture on The Study of History," Cambridge, 11 Jun 1895.

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on ability, awareness, brevity, contentment, garden, good, separation, and words

Bad Gardens copy, good gardens create, great gardens transcend. What all great gardens have in common are their ability to pull the sensitive viewer out of him or herself and into the garden, so completely that the separate self-sense disappears entirely, and at least for a brief moment one is ushered into a nondual and timeless awareness. A great garden, in other words, is mystical no matter what its actual content.

Ken Wilber

Source: Grace and Grit, 1991, p. 109.

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