Satisfied Quotes

A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate. Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.

Swami Sivananda

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.

Elbert Hubbard

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

Magdeleine Sable

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.

Elbert Hubbard

Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.

Henri FrÈdÈric Amiel

Time and tide wait for no man. A pompous and self-satisfied proverb, and was true for a billion years; but in our day of electric wires and water-ballast we turn it around: Man waits not for time nor tide.

Mark Twain

True happiness is to understand our duties toward God and man; to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence on the future; not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears, but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is abundantly sufficient


For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearance, as though they were realities and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are

Niccolo Machiavelli

I don't want my friends to die for me; if they will just be polite and let me alone, I will be satisfied.

Ed Howe

It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.

Aristotle (384-322 BC)

Let everything be allowed to do what it naturally does, so that its nature will be satisfied.

Chuang Tzu

Learn to be satisfied. It is just as easy as being dissatisfiedóand much more pleasant.

Jacob de Jager (1923-)

I look back on my life like a good day's work; it was done and I am satisfied with it.

Grandma Moses

Perhaps no sin so easily besets us as a sense of self-satisfied superiority to others.

William Osler

Do the best you can . . . enjoy the present . . . rest satisfied with what you have.


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