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A Quote by Marcus Valerius Martialis ‘Martial' on life, past, and satisfaction

To be able to look back on one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.

Martial (c.40 - c.102)

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A Quote by Marlin K. Jensen on friendship, satisfaction, and security

I think in all of us there is a profound longing for friendship, a deep yearning for the satisfaction and security that close and lasting friendships can give.

Marlin K. Jensen (1942 -)

Source: General Conference, April 1999, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Mark Twain on satisfaction

If everybody was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on ability, books, dignity, effort, god, good, grace, home, labor, learning, pride, reason, satisfaction, spelling, and talent

I have had an aversion to good spelling for sixty years and more, merely for the reason that when I was a boy there was not a thing I could do creditably except spell according to the book. It was a poor and mean distinction, and I early learned to disenjoy it. I suppose that this is because the ability to spell correctly is a talent, not an acquirement. There is some dignity about an acquirement, because it is a product of your own labor. It is wages earned, whereas to be able to do a thing merely by the grace of God, and not by your own effort, transfers the distinction to our heavenly home - where possibly it is a matter of pride and satisfaction, but it leaves you naked and bankrupt.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Additional Notes to His Autobiography, March 27, 1906

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A Quote by Margery Allingham on conviction, happiness, men, mind, and satisfaction

Self-satisfaction is the state of mind of those who have the happy conviction that they are not as other men.

Margery Allingham (1904 - 1966)

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on satisfaction, success, and trifle

Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it. . . . Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge on awareness, colors, darkness, earth, exercise, happiness, laughter, lies, love, meaning, satisfaction, sensuality, present, understanding, and universe

Where, then, does happiness lie? In forgetfulness, not indulgence, of the self. In escape from sensual appetites, not in their satisfaction. We live in a dark, self-enclosed prison, which is all we see or know if our glance is fixed ever downward. To lift it upward, becoming aware of the wide, luminous universe outside - this alone is happiness. At its highest level, such happiness is the ecstasy that mystics have inadequately described. At more humdrum levels, it is human love; the delights and beauties of our dear earth, its colors and shapes and sounds; the enchantment of understanding and laughing, and all other exercise of such faculties as we possess; the marvel of the meaning of everything, fitfully glimpsed, inadequately expounded, but ever present.

Malcolm Muggeridge (1903 - 1990)

Source: Jesus Rediscovered

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on satisfaction, stupidity, and weakness

To be too dissatisfied with ourselves is a weakness. To be too satisfied with ourselves is a stupidity.

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 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 Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on grace, heart, justice, people, reason, satisfaction, and words

One cannot always bestow all manner of things upon everybody. To refuse a request for just cause is as praiseworthy as to grant a request that is worthy. It is for this reason that the "no" of some people pleases more than the "yes" of others. A refusal accompanied by sweet words and a civil manner gives more satisfaction to a true heart than a favor given with bad grace.

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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