Content / Epigram

If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you can bet the water bill is higher.

-Laugh Book

Even if you sleep in a thousand-mat room. you can only sleep on one mat.

-Japanese Proverb

To the discontented man no chair is easy.

-Benjamin Franklin

Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.

-Benjamin Franklin

Not he who has little, but he who wishes for more, is poor.


Choose rather to want less, then to have more.

-Thomas A. Kempis

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.


One hundred years ago it was figured that the average American had 70 wants. A similar survey taken recently (in 1990s) his grandson had nearly 500 on his list.

-Beveridge Paper Co.

In a cemetery in England stands a grave marker with this inscription: SHE DIED FOR WANT OF THINGS. Alongside that sign is another which reads: HE DIED TRYING TO GIVE THEM TO HER.

-Our Daily Bread



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