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Looking for inspirational quotes about being satisfied in life? We have rounded up the best collection of satisfaction quotes, sayings, and captions, (with images and pictures) to work towards your purpose in life and live a life of contentment in love, work, relationships, and other aspects.



  1. “Happiness depends upon our satisfaction.”
  2. “Many have too much, but none enough.” – Anonymous
  3. “Love is the action of soul satisfaction.” – Michael Franti
  4. “The more difficult the workout the greater the satisfaction.”
  5. “The art of being happy is to be satisfied with what you have.” – Unknown
  6. “Not many people know how to be satisfied.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
  7. “If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.” – Leo Tolstoy
  8. “A harvest of peace grows from seeds of contentment.” – Anonymous
  9. “Contentment gives a crown, where fortune hath denied it.” – John Ford
  10. “Happiness is really a deep harmonious inner satisfaction and approval.”
  11. “He who is not satisfied with a little, is satisfied with nothing.” – Epicurus
  12. “Human satisfaction must ultimately come from within oneself.” – Dalai Lama
  13. “Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.” – Gucci Family Slogan
  14. “As long as you think more is better, you’ll never be satisfied.” – Richard Carlson
  15. “To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.” – Khalil Gibran
  16. “Enjoy the satisfaction that comes from doing little things well.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  17. “What does not satisfy when we find it, was not the thing we were desiring.” – C.S. Lewis
  18. “Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you.” – Unknown
  19. “There is no treasure equal to contentment and no virtue equal to fortitude.” – Sarada Devi
  20. “Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.” – Benjamin Franklin
  21. “A contented mind is the greatest blessing a person can enjoy in this world.” – Joseph Addison
  22. “Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.” – Linus Pauling
  23. “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  24. “No one is satisfied with his fortune, nor dissatisfied with his intellect.” – Antoinette Deshoulieres
  25. “There’s always a little bit of personal satisfaction when you prove somebody wrong.” – Drew Brees
  26. “Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
  27. “Satisfaction does not come with achievement, but with effort. Full effort is full victory.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi
  28. “When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.” – Francois La Rochefoucauld
  29. “A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge.” – B. H. Liddell Hart
  30. “Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.” – Michel de Montaigne
  31. “You can never get enough of the things you don’t need, because the things you don’t need can never satisfy.” – Marvin J. Ashton
  32. “There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.” – G.K. Chesterton
  33. “Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital.” – Dalai Lama
  34. “Satisfaction is not always the fulfillment of what you want; it is the realization of how blessed you are for what you have.” – Ritu Ghatourey
  35. “Satisfaction: 1. Stop comparing yourself to others. 2. Focus on your blessings. 3. Share your blessings with others. 4. Focus on what has eternal value.”
  36. “A satisfied life is better than a successful life. Because our success is measured by others, but our satisfaction is measured by our own soul, mind and heart.”
  37. “In 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.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  38. “The satisfaction derived from the fleeting things of life is not lasting; and our wants remain unfulfilled. There is thus a general sense of dissatisfaction accompanied by all kinds of worries.” – Meher Baba
  39. “Satisfaction in life arises from knowing you are exactly where you belong. Discontented people strive to be somewhere else or someone else. Contentment comes from many great and small acceptances in life.”
  40. “Neither circumstances nor surroundings can bring contentment. Only by fitting ourselves to meet conditions as they are, calmly and courageously, may we hope to reconcile ourselves to our position and conditions of life.” – Fred Van Amburgh


  1. “Satisfaction and growth, yes! We need both.”
  2. “We are never satisfied with our own.” – Terence
  3. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”
  4. “Our satisfaction never gets satisfied.” – Soban Afzal
  5. “When the need is in the mind, you cannot satisfy the need.” – Miguel Ruiz
  6. “Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.” – Anne Frank
  7. “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.” – John Piper
  8. “I suspect that many will not be satisfied with the simpler way of life.” – Plato
  9. “If curiosity killed the cat, it was satisfaction that brought it back.” – Holly Black
  10. “Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.” – Denis Waitley
  11. “To be able to look back upon one’s past life with satisfaction is to live twice.” – Martial
  12. “Show me a thoroughly satisfied man-and I will show you a failure.” – Thomas A. Edison
  13. “Beauty is the purest feeling of the soul. Beauty arises when soul is satisfied.” – Amit Ray
  14. “Success is finding satisfaction in giving a little more than you take.” – Christopher Reeve
  15. “We all have obstacles. The feeling of satisfaction comes by overcoming something.” – Marta
  16. “There’s no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.” – George Bernard Shaw
  17. “Be satisfied with your business, and learn to love what you were bred to.” – Marcus Aurelius
  18. “Love yourself deeply and be satisfied with the amazing life you create.” – Amy Leigh Mercree
  19. “Little minds find satisfaction for their feelings, good or bad, in little things.” – Honoré de Balzac
  20. “Working for success will make you a master; but working for satisfaction will make you a Legend.”
  21. “The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated.” – B. C. Forbes
  22. “There is a certain degree of satisfaction in having the courage to admit one’s errors.” – Dale Carnegie
  23. “Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction.” – Jawaharlal Nehru
  24. “Being productive gives people a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment that loafing never can.” – Zig Ziglar
  25. “Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.” – E. O. Wilson
  26. “A man who is always satisfied with himself is seldom satisfied with others.” – François de La Rochefoucauld
  27. “Once a need is satisfied, it is no longer a motivator. Satisfaction does not increase motivation.” – Zig Ziglar
  28. “Guilt always hurries towards its complement, punishment only there does its satisfaction lie.” – Lawrence Durrell
  29. “Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle.” – Marcus Aurelius
  30. “A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.” – Jean Baudrillard
  31. “Human life may be regarded as a succession of frontispieces. The way to be satisfied is never to look back.” – William Hazlitt
  32. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Horace Lorimer
  33. “When you do something for satisfaction rather than reward, the reward is often the satisfaction of doing it.” – Frank Sonnenberg
  34. “Only madmen and fools are pleased with themselves; no wise man is good enough for his own satisfaction.” – Benjamin Whichcote
  35. “Desire is an odd thing. As soon as it’s sated, it transmutes. If we receive golden thread, we desire the golden needle.” – Holly Black
  36. “All suffering is caused by ignorance. people inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction.” – Dalai Lama
  37. “Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.” – James Cash Penney
  38. “Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.” – Erich Fromm
  39. “It soon became clear that doing one thing better and better might be more satisfying than staying an amateur at many different things.” – Angela Duckworth
  40. “Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing yourself to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off.”
  41. “Nothing else on earth could succeed in substituting for the mental satisfaction that comes from consistent positive interpretations of one’s life.” – Edmond Mbiaka
  42. “Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the most monstrous and foolish, the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.” – Charles Baudelaire
  43. “Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.” – Margaret Thatcher
  44. “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down simply by spending his money somewhere else.” – Sam Walton
  45. “Man is created for happiness, that happiness lies in himself, in the satisfaction of simple human needs; and that all unhappiness is due, not to privation but to superfluity.” – Leo Tolstoy
  46. “To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.” – Akhenaton
  47. “We must be content to live without watching ourselves live, to work without expecting any immediate reward, to love without an instantaneous satisfaction, and to exist without any special recognition.” – Thomas Merton
  48. “A painter, who finds no satisfaction in mere representation, however artistic, in his longing to express his inner life, cannot but envy the ease with which music, the most non-material of the arts today, achieves this end. He naturally seeks to apply the methods of music to his own art.” – Wassily Kandinsky
  49. “While you’re going through this process of trying to find the satisfaction in your work, pretend you feel satisfied. Tell yourself you had a good day. Walk through the corridors with a smile rather than a scowl. Your positive energy will radiate. If you act like you’re having fun, you’ll find you are having fun.” – Jean Chatzky
  50. “The 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


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