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NapoleonThe greatest danger occurs at the moment of victory.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Lao-TzuHe who is contented is rich.

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

NapoleonThe fool has one great advantage over a man of sense: he is always satisfied with himself.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

ConfuciusThe superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress.

—  Confucius, 551-479 BC, Chinese teacher & philosopher

Samuel JohnsonI have already enjoyed too much; give me something to desire.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Thomas EdisonShow me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.

—  Thomas Edison, 1847-1934, American inventor

Khalil GibranTo be able to look back upon one’s life in satisfaction, is to live twice.

—  Khalil Gibran, 1883-1931, Lebanese-American poet & philosopher

Jean Jacques RousseauWhen man is content to be himself he is strong indeed; when he strives to be more than man he is weak indeed.

—  Jean Jacques Rousseau, 1712-1778, Swiss-French philosopher


Bible Quotes

Old TestamentAnd God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.

—  Old Testament ‐ Genesis 1:31










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