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Satisfaction is closely related to contentment, and is generally the idea of being pleased with what one has.


  • Les délicats sont malheureux,
    Rien ne saurait les satisfaire.
    • The fastidious are unfortunate: nothing can satisfy them.
    • Jean de La Fontaine, Fables (1668–1679), II. 1.
  • 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.
    • Jean de La Fontaine, Fables (1668–1679), III. 1.
  • 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.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 690-91.
  • 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, Book III. 16. 42.
  • Ohe! jam satis est.
    • Now, that's enough.
    • Horace, Epistles, I. 5. 12. Martial—Epigrams, IV. 91. 1.
  • 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.
  • My cup runneth over.
    • Psalms, XXIII. 5.
  • Mach' es Wenigen recht; vielen gefallen ist schlimm.
  • Nullius boni sine sociis jucunda possessio est.
    • There is no satisfaction in any good without a companion.
    • Seneca the Younger, Epistolæ Ad Lucilium, VI.

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