Contentment Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old contentment quotes, contentment sayings, and contentment proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

He who is contented is rich.     

Lao Tzu

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.     

Lao Tzu

At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you.     

Elizabeth Gilbert

To know when you have enough is to be rich beyond measure.     

Lao Tzu

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.     


Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.     

Thomas Fuller

Discontentment makes rich people poor while contentment makes poor people rich.     


Contentment gives a crown, where fortune hath denied it.     

John Ford

Contentment has the ability to squeeze out of every situation all the good there is to get.     


When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.     

Francois La Rochefoucauld

Contentment, and indeed usefulness, comes as the infallible result of great acceptances, great humilities of not trying to make ourselves this or that, but of surrendering ourselves to the fullness of life of letting life flow through us.     

David Grayson

The key to contentment is to consider. Consider who you are and be satisfied with that. Consider what you have and be satisfied with that. Consider what God's doing and be satisfied with that. You will be amazed at how much more comfortable you'll feel with yourself. Finally, consider this: If contentment cannot be found within yourself, you'll never find it.     

Luci Swindoll

The secret of contentment is the realization that life is a gift, not a right.     


Neither circumstances nor surroundings can bring contentment. Only by fitting ourselves to meet conditions as they are, calmly and courageously, may we hope to reconcile ourselves to our position and conditions of life.     

Fred Van Amburgh

A harvest of peace grows from seeds of contentment.     

Indian Proverbs

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.     

Lao Tzu

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment.     

Mohandas Gandhi

Contentment is the greatest form of wealth.     

Acharya N_G_Rjuna

There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment.     

Swami Sivananda

He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.     


Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase.     

John Balguy

Contentment is a kind of moral laziness; if there wasn't anything but contentment in his world, man wouldn't be any more of a success than an angleworm is.     

Josh Billings

Contentment ... has an internal quietness of heart that gladly submits to God in all circumstances.     

Joni Eareckson Tada

A good life with contentment is itself a great wealth. For we brought nothing with us into this world, and we can take nothing out of it. So if we have enough of what we need, let us be content with that.     

Saint Timothy

Contentment is for cows; a challenging purpose is for people.     

Denis Waitley

Contentment is just the realization that God has already provided for me today all that I need for my present peace and happiness.     

Nancy Leigh Demoss

Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.     


The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.     

Lin Yutang

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


The wise man contents himself with what he has, until such time as he invents something better.     

Jose Saramago