is closely related to Satisfaction contentment, and is generally the idea of being pleased with what one has.
God has not the slightest difficulty in bringing to a fullness of creation the person who is in some way incomplete and recognises this. The problem is with those who think that they are complete, and that creation is, at least in their case, finished.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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