Quotes from the Masters
On Contentment

"That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest." -- Henry David Thoreau  

"I am a big believer in the 'mirror test.'  All that matters is if you can look in the mirror and honestly tell the person you see there, that you've done your best." -- John McKay  

"When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace." -- J. Lubbock

"I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all." -- Laura Ingalls Wilder  

"Never argue with the inevitable." -– Patricia Fripp  

"For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe." -- Larry Eisenberg

"Grow old along with me!  The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made; our times are in his hand who saith, 'A whole I planned, youth shows but half; trust God: See all, nor be afraid!'" -- Robert Browning  

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time." -- Sir John Lubbock  

"You can't have everything...where would you put it?" -- Stephen Wright

"If I die tonight in my sleep:
Let me have hugged and told my children that I love them, 
Let me have told my mother how much she is loved and appreciated, 
Let me have helped a friend or better, a stranger, 
Let me have worked very hard these past hours in the name of my personal progress, and, 
Let me have gone to sleep with the knowledge that I did the very best I could do today." -– Rick Beneteau  

"I endeavor to be wise when I cannot be merry, easy when I cannot be glad, content when I cannot be mended and patient when there be no redress." —- Elizabeth Montagu

"Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape."  -- Dr. Michael McGriffy  

"Nature tops the list of potent tranquilizers and stress reducers. The mere sound of moving water has been shown to lower blood pressure." -- Patch Adams


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