A Quote by John Dalberg, Lord Acton on life, past, and satisfaction

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

Lord Acton Dalberg (1834 - 1902)

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A Quote by Linus Pauling on curiosity, happiness, life, and satisfaction

Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.

Linus Pauling

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A Quote by Leo F. Buscaglia on drinking, husbands, love, needs, satisfaction, sharing, vices, wine, and wives

A wife says to her husband (or vice versa), "Do you love me?" "Of course," he replies. "I've been married to you for twenty years, haven't I?" How satisfied would we be if we presented someone with a vintage wine and, asking his opinion of it, he replied, "I'm drinking it, aren't I?" Love still needs expression between those who share it.

Leo Buscaglia

Source: Bus Nine to Paradise (Slack)

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A Quote by Karl Kraus on expectation, hope, satisfaction, surprises, and war

War is, at first, the hope that one will be better off; next, the expectation that the other fellow will be worse off; then, the satisfaction that he isn't any better off; and, finally, the surprise at everyone's being worse off.

Karl Kraus (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Karl Friedrich Gauss on satisfaction, time, words, and writing

You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length.

Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777 - 1855)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill inc., 1992.

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A Quote by Karl Friedrich Gauss on clarity, darkness, imagination, knowledge, learning, order, possessions, satisfaction, and world

It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment. When I have clarified and exhausted a subject, then I turn away from it, in order to go into darkness again. The never-satisfied man is so strange; if he has completed a structure, then it is not in order to dwell in it peacefully, but in order to begin another. I imagine the world conqueror must feel thus, who, after one kingdom is scarcely conquered, stretches out his arms for others.

Karl Friedrich Gauss (1777 - 1855)

Source: Letter to Bolyai, 1808.

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on heart, honesty, mind, satisfaction, and world

Man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, and next to escape the censures of the world. If the last interfere with the first it should be entirely neglected. But if not, there cannot be a greater satisfaction to an honest mind than to see its own approbation seconded by the applause of the public.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

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A Quote by Johnny Blood on egotism, emotion, income, life, power, and satisfaction

The whole point of life is to maximize your emotional income. Getting that ball and going is a tremendous physical thrill, an ego thrill, a personal power satisfaction.

Johnny Blood

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A Quote by John Wooden on direction, mind, peace, satisfaction, and success

Success: Peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.

John Wooden (1910 -)

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A Quote by John Evelyn on experience, health, longevity, satisfaction, seriousness, and tranquility

Gardening is a labour full of tranquility and satisfaction; natural and instructive, and as such contributes to the most serious contemplation, experience, health and longevity.

John Evelyn (1620 - 1706)

Source: 1666

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