47 Quotes About Being Content


Staying in the moment is just one way to embrace happiness and receive surprising results. Here are some great quotes about being content that are encouraging. It is important to note that the less our mind wanders, the less happy we are.

“Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.”

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.”

“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.”

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”

“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.”

“Everything is a gift of the universe–even joy, anger, jealously, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment.”

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”

“For me it is sufficient to have a corner by my hearth, a book, and a friend, and a nap undisturbed by creditors or grief.”

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. Paul Boese”

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”

“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”

“Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have. Unknown”

“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.”

“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.”

“If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you.”

“If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem.”

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.”

“In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom.”

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

“Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.”

“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.”

“Money doesn’t bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness brings money.”

“Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it’s greedy or loving.”

“Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be. William Adams”

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.”

“Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect.”

“Reflect upon you present blessings, of which every man has many–not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

“Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.”

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

“Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are.”

“The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than growing with them.”

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, then there will be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the
circumstances may be.”

“The need for forgiveness is an illusion. There is nothing to forgive.”

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

“There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.”

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

“True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”

“True happiness…arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self.”

“We can have peace if we let go of wanting to change the past and wanting to control the future.”

“We forge the chains we wear in life.”

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”

“You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy.”

“You never regret being kind.”

There are many things you can do to achieve positive results in your life.

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