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SATISFACTION
[ Also see Appeasement Comfort Contentment Discontent Dissatisfaction Happiness Home Repose Rest ]

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil: my cup runneth over.
      - Bible, Psalms (ch. XXIII, v. 6)

He [Moliere] pleases every one but can not please himself.
  [Fr., Il plait a tout le monde et ne saurait se plaire.]
      - Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux, Satires (II)

No one is satisfied with his fortune, nor dissatisfied with his intellect.
  [Fr., Nul n'est content de sa fortune;
    Ni mecontent de son esprit.]
      - Madame Antoinette du Ligier de la Garde Deshoulieres

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.
      - Indira Gandhi

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.
  [Lat., Multa petentibus
    Desunt multa.
      Bene est, cui Deus obtulit
        Parca, quod satis est manu.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Carmina
         (bk. III, 16, 42)

If the crow had been satisfied to eat his prey in silence, he would have had more meat and less quarreling and envy.
  [Lat., Sed tacitus pasci si posset corvus, haberet
    Plus dapis, et rixae multo minus invidiaeque.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        Epistles (I, 17, 50)

Now, that's enough.
  [Lat., Ohe! jam satis est.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus),
        Epistles (I, 5, 12)

We cannot be satisfied with things as they are. We cannot be satisfied to drift, to rest on our oars, to glide over a sea whose depths are shaken by subterranean upheavals.
      - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The fastidious are unfortunate: nothing can satisfy them.
  [Lat., Les delicats sont malheureux,
    Rien ne saurait les satisfaire.]
      - Jean de la Fontaine, Fables (II, 1)

He is very foolish who aims at satisfying all the world and his father.
  [Fr., Est bien fou du cerveau
    Qui pretend contenter tout le monde et son pere.]
      - Jean de la Fontaine, Fables (III, 1)

Satisfy a few to please many is bad.
  [Ger., Mach' es Wenigen recht; vielen gefallen ist schlimm.]
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller,
        Votivtafeln

There is no satisfaction in any good without a companion.
  [Lat., Nullius boni sine sociis jucunda possessio est.]
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca),
        Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (VI)

He is well paid that is well satisfied,
  And I delivering you am satisfied,
    And therein do account myself well paid;
      My mind was never yet more mercenary.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Merchant of Venice (Portia at IV, i)

As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
      - George Bernard Shaw

Enough is as good as a feast.
      - Joshua Sylvester, Works

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.
      - Edward Young, Love of Fame
         (satire I, l. 235)


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