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The most difficult thing to adjust to, apparently, is peace and contentment.
For what I always hated and detested and cursed above all things was this contentment, this healthiness and comfort, this carefully preserved optimism of the middle classes, this fat and prosperous brood of mediocrity.

True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress
Contentment, as it is a short road and pleasant, has great delight and little trouble
We are never more discontented with others than when we are discontented with ourselves
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have
Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty
Poor and content is rich, and rich enough
Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."