is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude.
It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction
that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance.
my experience has taught me is that regardless of
how complicated the problems might appear, it is possible
to work through them and find solutions that are mutually
satisfactory to every stakeholder in the problem…
most of our problems on this earth are created by
us and therefore we have the capacity and the obligation
to unmake them.
peacefulness comes from abandoning the illustion that satisfying
desires brings pleasure.
-- Joan Borysenko
can build an economy that does not destroy its natural
support systems, a global community where the basic
needs of all the Earth’s people are satisfied, and
a world that will allow us to think of ourselves as
civilized. This is entirely doable.
must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your
best and still don't win, at least you can be satisfied
that you've tried. If you don't accept failure as
a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't
branch out, you don't try - you don't take the risk.
to a just cause rewards the worker with more real
happiness and satisfaction than any other venture
art of contentment is the recognition that the most
satisfying and the most dependably refreshing experiences
of life lie not in great things but in little. The rarity
of happiness among those who achieved much is evidence
that achievement is not in itself the assurance of a
happy life. The great, like the humble, may have to
find their satisfaction in the same plain things.
-- Edgar A. Collard
one's life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity
is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires,
feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital:
satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter
to protect yourself from the elements. And finally,
there is an intense delight in abandoning faulty states
of mind and in cultivating helpful ones in meditation.”
does not come with achievement,
but with effort. Full effort is full victory.
community organization, whether it's a women's organization,
or fighting for racial justice … you will get satisfaction
out of doing something to give back to the community
that you never get in any other way.”
matter how hostile the environment in which we are
working is, we must never cease to insist that development
is about people and not about objects. That the aim
of development must be neither producerism not consumerism,
but the satisfaction of fundamental human needs, which
are not only needs of humanity, but needs of being
as well. We will never deny that subsistence is a
fundamental human need which must be satisfied through
adequate income, nutrition, housing and work for all.
But we will also insist that protection, affection,
understanding, participation, leisure, creation, identity
and freedom are extremely fundamental human needs
"I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my
desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them."
of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of
happiness in life.
exactly is success? For me it is to be found not in applause,
but in the satisfaction of feeling that one is realizing
-- Anna Pavlova
is no greater calling than to serve your Brother.
And, no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.
-- Walter Reuther
all our contacts it is probably the sense of being
really needed and wanted which gives us the greatest
satisfaction and creates the most lasting bond.
goal in life is to leave behind a safe and healthy
world for our children. Before I leave this world,
I want to be satisfied that at least I tried. I know
I can make a difference, even if it might only be
a small one."
most satisfying thing in life is to have been able
to give a large part of one's self to others.
Teilhard De Chardin
satisfaction comes from my commitment
to advancing a better world."
you have exhausted what there is in business, politics,
conviviality, and so on - have found that none of
these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what
remains? Nature remains.