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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A competence is vital to content.  Young.  1
A contented man is always rich.  Latin.  2
A contented ass enjoys a long life.  Portuguese.  3
A contented mind is a continual feast.  4
A contented mind is a specific for making gold.  Tamil.  5
Be content, the sea hath fish enough.  6
Content can soothe where’er by fortune placed,
Can rear a garden in the desert waste.  H. K. White.
Content is happiness.  8
Content is an inexhaustible treasure.  Turkish.  9
Content is more than a kingdom.  10
Content is the philosopher’s stone that turns all it touches into gold.  11
Content lodges oftener in cottages than palaces.  12
Content yourself with your own skin.  (Fable of the ass dressed in the lion’s skin.)  13
Contentment gives a crown where fortune has denied it.  Ford.  14
Contentment is to the mind what a frame is to a cucumber, sunning it and lifting it even from a dunghill.  15
Gnaw the bone which is fallen to thy lot.  16
He has enough who is content.  Italian.  17
He may well be contented that need not lie nor flatter.  18
He that is content with his poverty is wonderfully rich.  19
He that can sit upon a stone and feed himself should not move.  Danish.  20
He that cannot get bacon must be content with cabbage.  Danish.  21
He who wants content can’t find an easy chair.  22
Let every one be content with what God has given him.  Portuguese.  23
Let us thank God and be content with what we have.  24
No one is content with his own lot.  Portuguese.  25
Nothing will content him who is not content with a little.  Greek.  26
Our content is our best having.  Shakespeare.  27
Since we have loaves let us not look for cakes.  Spanish.  28
The noblest mind the best contentment has.  Spenser.  29
They need much whom nothing will content.  30
To be content with little is true happiness.  Tacitus.  31
To be content to let twelve pennies pass for a shilling.  Italian.  32
What’s an estate good for if it cannot buy content?  33
Who is content is rich enough.  German.  34
Who is not satisfied with his condition is a great fool.  German.  35
Who is well seated should not budge.  German.  36
You must be content sometimes with rough roads.  37
You must contrive to bake with the flour you have.  Danish.  38
You must plough with such oxen as you have.  39

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