Epicurus on Contentment

“Any man who does not think that what he has is more than ample, is an unhappy man, even if he is the master of the whole world.”

~ Epicurus

Friedrich Nietzsche on Life

“My formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be different…”

~ Friedrich Nietzsche

David Hockney on Money

I’ve always had enough money to do what I want to do, for the last 55 years, even when I didn’t have much. And that’s all I’m interested in.

~ David Hockney

Seneca on Poverty

Contented poverty is an honourable estate.

~ Seneca / Epistulae Morales AD Lucilium

Benjamin Franklin on Contentment

He that is rich need not live sparingly, and he that can live sparingly, need not be rich.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin on Contentment

Content and riches seldom meet together. Riches take thou, contentment I had rather.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Diogenes on Want

“He has the most who is most content with the least.”

~ Diogenes

Buddha on Peace

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

~ Buddha

Seneca on Contentment

“The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”

~ Seneca