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Satisfaction
 
Nul n’est content de sa fortune;
Ni mécontent de son esprit.
  No one is satisfied with his fortune, nor dissatisfied with his intellect.
        Deshoulières.
  1
  Multa petentibus
Desunt multa.
Bene est, cui Deus obtulit
  Parca, quod satis est manu.
  Those who seek for much are left in want of much. Happy is he to whom God has given, with sparing hand, as much as is enough.
        Horace—Carmina. Bk. III. 16. 42.
  2
Ohe! jam satis est.
  Now, that’s enough.
        Horace—Epistles. I. 5. 12. Martial—Epigrams. IV. 91. 1.
  3
Sed tacitus pasci si posset corvus, haberet
Plus dapis, et rixæ multo minus invidiæque.
  If the crow had been satisfied to eat his prey in silence, he would have had more meat and less quarreling and envy.
        Horace—Epistles. I. 17. 50.
  4
Les délicats sont malheureux,
Rien ne saurait les satisfaire.
  The fastidious are unfortunate: nothing can satisfy them.
        La Fontaine—Fables. II. 1.
  5
            Est bien fou du cerveau
Qui prétend contenter tout le monde et son père.
  He is very foolish who aims at satisfying all the world and his father.
        La Fontaine—Fables. III. 1.
  6
My cup runneth over.
        Psalms. XXIII. 5.
  7
  Mach’ es Wenigen recht; vielen gefallen ist schlimm.
  Satisfy a few to please many is bad.
        Schiller—Votivtafeln.
  8
Nullius boni sine sociis jucunda possessio est.
  There is no satisfaction in any good without a companion.
        Seneca—Epistolæ Ad Lucilium. VI.
  9
He is well paid that is well satisfied.
        Merchant of Venice. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 415.
  10
Enough is as good as a feast.
        Joshua Sylvester—Works. (1611).
  11
Give me, indulgent gods! with mind serene,
And guiltless heart, to range the sylvan scene;
No splendid poverty, no smiling care,
No well-bred hate, or servile grandeur, there.
        Young—Love of Fame. Satire I. L. 235.
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