Quotes on Contentment and Worry

“Contentment does not mean that we never want to see change or improvement, but it does mean we can be happy where we are and will do the best we can with what we have. It also means we will maintain an attitude that allows us to enjoy the gift of life.” ~~~ Joyce Meyer

“Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval.” ~~~ Laozi

“Within what is allotted to us, we can have spiritual contentment.” ~~~ Neal A Maxwell

“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” ~~~ Socrates

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” ~~~ Oprah Winfrey

“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” ~~~ Dale Carnegie

“At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you.” ~~~ Elizabeth Gilbert

“If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.” ~~~ L Frank Baum (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz)

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not.” ~~~ Ann Brashares

“Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented, and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful. Such attitudes are active and definite factors in creating satisfactory conditions. Watch your manner of speech then if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind.” ~~~ Norman Vincent Peale

“The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” ~~~ Plato

“You have to open up to the world and learn optimism…Contentment with the past, happiness with the present, and hope for the future. Learned optimism.” ~~~ Jennifer Crusie

“Contentment with life is not a feeling, but it is a decision we must make.” ~~~ Joyce Meyer

“Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.” ~~~ Socrates

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” ~~~ Dale Carnegie

“I think the secret to a happy life is a selective memory. Remember what you are most grateful for and quickly forget what your not.” ~~~ Richard Paul Evans

“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.” ~~~ Laozi

“I think instead [of happiness] we should be working for contentment… an inner sense of fulfillment that’s relatively independent of external circumstances.” ~~~ Andrew Weil

Instead of complaining at his lot, a contented man is thankful that his condition and circumstances are no worse than they are. Instead of greedily desiring something more than the supply of his present need, he rejoices that God still cares for him. Such an one is “content” with such as he has (Heb. 13:5). ~~~ Arthur W Pink

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4 responses to “Quotes on Contentment and Worry

  1. Wonderful, insightful quotes! Thank you, Ana! 🙂

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