- 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.
- He is well paid that is well satisfied.
- Enough is as good as a feast.
- Joshua Sylvester, Works (1611).
- 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 (1725-28), Satire I, line 235.
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 690-91.
- Nul n'est content de sa fortune;
Ni mécontent de son esprit.
- No one is satisfied with his fortune, nor dissatisfied with his intellect.
- Antoinette du Ligier de la Garde Deshoulières.
- Multa petentibus
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.
- Satisfy a few to please many is bad.
- Friedrich Schiller, Votivtafeln.
- Nullius boni sine sociis jucunda possessio est.
- There is no satisfaction in any good without a companion.
- Seneca the Younger, Epistolæ Ad Lucilium, VI.