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Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure. Thomas Alva Edison, inventor
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There's always a little bit of personal satisfaction when you prove somebody wrong. Drew Brees, athlete
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He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough. Lao Tzu, philosopher
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You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. John Wooden, coach
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As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist
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Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
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He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. Epictetus, philosopher
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A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants... Joseph Addison, writer
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It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I've gone and come back, I'll find it at home. Rumi, poet
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When we don't have what we like, we must like what we have. Proverbs,
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What we call happiness in the strictest sense comes from the (preferably sudden) satisfaction of needs which have been dammed up to a high degree. Sigmund Freud, psychologist
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Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher
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Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life. Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher
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There's no better satisfaction than writing. I feel that writing is the best and everything else comes with it. Garry Marshall, actor
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Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. Anne Frank, diarist
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It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship. Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman
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It can't be, that the wolf is full, and the lamb is alive. Bulgarian proverbs,
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To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice. Lord (John Emerich Edward Dalberg) Acton,
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I am easily satisfied with the very best. Sir Winston Churchill, politician
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He is rich that is satisfied. Thomas Fuller, clergyman
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Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success. Denis Waitley, motivational speaker
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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, first lady
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People think that at the end of the day a man is the only answer. Actually, a fulfilling job is better for me. Princess of Wales Diana,
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Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory. Mahatma Gandhi, leader
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The idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone, All centuries but this, and every country but his own. W. S. Gilbert, dramatist
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Change occurs in direct proportion to dissatisfaction, but dissatisfaction never changes. Doug Horton,
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I love being in therapy. It's just constantly fulfilling for me. Jennifer Jason Leigh, actress
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Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life. Linus Pauling, scientist
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You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction. George Horace Lorimer, editor
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The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels at the completion of a work forms the germ of a new work. Berthold Auerbach, poet
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Many have too much, but none enough. Danish proverb,
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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,
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People want riches; they need fulfillment. Robert Conklin, educator
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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, poet
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Climbing is unadulterated hard labor. The only real pleasure is the satisfaction of going where no man has been before and where few can follow. Annie Smith Peck,
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We believe that civilization has been created under the pressure of the exigencies of life at the cost of satisfaction of the instincts. Sigmund Freud, psychologist
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The satisfaction you get when you finally beat your dad is amazing, that rush of adrenaline. Lee Westwood, athlete
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There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you; no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation. Kingman Brewster, Jr., educator
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He didn't even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. it had to be some silly little Communist. Jackie Kennedy, first lady
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Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy. Jim Rohn, businessman
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The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them... Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher
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The column's worked out great for me. I've gotten a ton of ego satisfaction, had a lot of fun, won a batch of prizes and occasionally done some public good. Allan Sloan,
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I hope that they are finding satisfaction. I'm in no way making a judgment. I know it doesn't make me happy. Randy Harrison, actor
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When I was speaking about communicating, I meant that the listener - we have to reach the listener; otherwise, of course, you're writing the piece, as I say, only for the satisfaction of seeing it on the paper for yourself, and then it ends right there. Leo Ornstein, composer
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I obtain great satisfaction out of using my intellect. Temple Grandin, educator
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There are three wants which never can be satisfied: that of the rich, who wants something more; that of the sick, who wants something different; and that of the traveler, who says, Anywhere but here. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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The chemistry of dissatisfaction is as the chemistry of some marvelously potent tar. In it are the building stones of explosives, stimulants, poisons, opiates, perfumes and stenches. Eric Hoffer, writer
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If there is dissatisfaction with the status quo, good. If there is ferment, so much the better. If there is restlessness, I am pleased. Then let there be ideas, and hard thought, and hard work. If man feels small, let man make himself bigger. Hubert Humphrey, politician
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No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader
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I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle -- victorious. Vince Lombardi, coach
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A fierce unrest seethes at the core, of all existing things:, it was the eager wish to soar, that gave the gods their wings. Don Marquis, poet
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That spot of earth has special charms for me, in which a limited income produces happiness, and moderate wealth abundance. Marcus Valerius Martial, poet
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The fact that it had never been done before made it even more irresistible. William Mcgovern,
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Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment. Anthony Robbins, author
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If we are suffering illness, poverty, or misfortune, we think we shall be satisfied on the day it ceases. But there too, we know it is false; so soon as one has got used to not suffering one wants something else. Simone Weil, philosopher
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I get satisfaction of three kinds. One is creating something, one is being paid for it and one is the feeling that I haven't just been sitting on my ass all afternoon. William F. Buckley, Jr., journalist
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You do not become a critic until it has been completely established to your own satisfaction that you cannot be a poet. Theophile Gautier, poet
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I am probably the most selfish man you will ever meet in your life. No one gets the satisfaction or the joy that I get out of seeing kids realize there is hope. Jerry Lewis, comedian
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Compromise, n. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due. Ambrose Bierce, journalist
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Free enterprise is essentially a formula not just for wealth creation, but for life satisfaction. Arthur C. Brooks, author
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You can't imagine what satisfaction can be gotten from throwing a pie into someone's face. Emma Thompson, actress
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Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire. Pope John Paul II, clergyman
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If a man has talent and can't use it, he's failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know. Thomas Wolfe, novelist
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A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge. B. H. Liddell Hart, historian
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Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction. E. O. Wilson, scientist
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The commune movement is part of a reawakening of belief in the possibilities for utopia that existed in the nineteenth century and exist again today, a belief that by creating the right social institution, human satisfaction and growth can be achieved. Rosabeth Moss Kanter, businesswoman
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There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist
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There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive. B. C. Forbes, journalist
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Don't just work for the money; that will bring only limited satisfaction. Kathy Ireland, model
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I can only say that whatever my life and work have been, I'm not envious of anyone-and this is my biggest satisfaction. Roman Polanski, director
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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, leader
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Would you not like to try all sorts of lives - one is so very small - but that is the satisfaction of writing - one can impersonate so many people. Katherine Mansfield, author
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The French want no-one to be their superior. The English want inferiors. The Frenchman constantly raises his eyes above him with anxiety. The Englishman lowers his beneath him with satisfaction. Alexis de Tocqueville, historian
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Feminism is sort of like God. Many people profess to believe in it, but no one seems to be able to define it to everyone's satisfaction. Aaron Allston, novelist
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I suppose if you've never bitten your nails, there isn't any way to explain the habit. It's not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction - pride in a job well done. Anderson Cooper, journalist
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I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well. Alan Greenspan, economist
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I worked hard and made my own way, just as my father had. And just, I'm sure, as he hoped I would. I learned, from observing him, the satisfaction that comes from striving and seeing a dream fulfilled. Sigourney Weaver, actress
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There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well. Walter Reuther, leader
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Earth's dispossessed are vulnerable targets for extremists: those who teach that global justice is meaningless; that satisfaction can come only in violence, division, and intellectual isolation. Abdallah II, leader
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There are countless studies on the negative spillover of job pressures on family life, but few on how job satisfaction enhances the quality of family life. Albert Bandura, psychologist
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Odd, the years it took to learn one simple fact: that the prize just ahead, the next job, publication, love affair, marriage always seemed to hold the key to satisfaction but never, in the longer run, sufficed. Carolyn Heilbrun, writer
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God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress. Robert South, clergyman
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Which, of course, isn't the point of writing - but it would be nice if, along with the creative satisfaction of writing and seeing my work in print, I could do more than merely scrape a living. Okay, moaning over. Eric Brown, writer
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They have most satisfaction in themselves, and consequently the sweetest relish of their creature comforts. Matthew Henry, clergyman
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Even among the married, sexual satisfaction must not be sought in a way which disregards man's character as a person and degrades him to the animal level. Francis Arinze, clergyman
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It's better to be hurt by the truth than to gain satisfaction from the lies. David Allan, artist
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Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works. Thomas Aquinas, theologian
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Woe to us if we get our satisfaction from the food in the kitchen and the TV in the den and the sex in the bedroom with an occasional tribute to the cement blocks in the basement! John Piper, clergyman
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I think we can find a formula that would be to everyone's satisfaction, which would make it possible for Croatia to take some more steps and for Europe to accept us into its midst, and for the talks to start. Stjepan Mesic, statesman
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The whole point of being an actor is to get satisfaction out of a role - unless you're just vain about celebrity. You're always looking for the one thing that will surprise you. Jonny Lee Miller, actor
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I have enjoyed the personal use of money; but I have gotten the greatest satisfaction from using it to advance my beliefs in human relations, human values. Winthrop Rockefeller, politician
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But with exquisite breathing you smile, with satisfaction of love, And I touch you again as you tick in the silence and settle in sleep. Karl Shapiro, poet
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I constantly try to reinvent my sensibilities and my ideas. I enjoy some of the satisfaction that I get when I feel good about what I've done. But the process is quite lonely and quite painful. Vincent Gallo, actor
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Life is so fresh, life is every day so new if we are fighting, only for the best. Sometimes I think the only real satisfaction in life is failure, failure in your endeavor to do your best. Maude Adams, actress
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God is all-full. He is self-contained. He is eternal satisfaction. Swami Sivananda, philosopher
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We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice. Friedrich August von Hayek, economist
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The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction. Mortimer Adler, philosopher
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I'm a total pleasure seeker. I pursue anything that satisfies me. I usually get it. I have specific needs and I know what they are so I can achieve satisfaction. Lydia Lunch, musician
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I wrote a great deal... but very little of any importance; there are not more than four of five papers which I can still remember with some satisfaction. Godfrey Harold Hardy, mathematician
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When the satisfaction or the security of another person becomes as significant to one as one's own satisfaction or security, then the state of love exists. Under no other circumstances is a state of love present, regardless of the popular usage of the term. Harry Stack Sullivan, psychologist
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The lovers of romance can go elsewhere for satisfaction but where can the lovers of truth turn if not to history? Katharine Anthony, writer
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I think a lot of times it's not money that's the primary motivation factor; it's the passion for your job and the professional and personal satisfaction that you get out of doing what you do that motivates you. Martin Yan, celebrity
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One, we committed to put about 650 people in the field to focus totally on customer satisfaction. Sanjay Kumar, businessman
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I therefore set to work, and after two and a half years of not inconsiderable labour I now have the privilege and the satisfaction of accompanying the early volumes of the series with this preface. James Loeb, businessman
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I have the satisfaction of knowing I did something useful for society. John Cameron, scientist
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I am extraordinarily lucky, I was born in a family of strong moral values, and in my life I was able to do what I liked best: debuts, great theatres, but above all, inner and deep satisfaction. Jose Carreras, musician
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Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership. James Cash Penney, businessman
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Hunger and sex still dominate the primitive mammalian side of human existence, but at the present time it looks as if humanity were within sight of their satisfaction. Permanent plenty, no longer a Utopian dream, awaits the arrival of permanent peace. John Desmond Bernal, scientist
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I fear a permanent Confederation will never be settled; tho the most material articles are I think got thro', so as to give great offence to some, but to my Satisfaction. William Whipple, politician
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I would prefer being in a hard battle; however, I will be satisfied with whatever happens to me in this war, if only the country comes out of this peril safe and to the satisfaction of the finest and best government on earth. Knute Nelson, politician
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I prefer that for my own satisfaction over radio, there's no audience. TV, there's no audience. I need the response of the audience, even if it's a silent response. Al Lewis, actor
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There is nothing I have to reflect on that gives me more satisfaction than the fact that my life is insured for the benefit of my Dear Wife and children. Ezra Cornell, businessman
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Most of the memorable events I have myself been exercised in; and, for the satisfaction of the public, will briefly relate the circumstances of my adventures, and scenes of life, from my first movement to this country until this day. Daniel Boone, explorer
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It is giving me a great satisfaction, because I had the notion that we could make great wines equal to the greatest wines in the world, and everybody said it was impossible. Robert Mondavi, businessman
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Color is a very critical thing. I've found that architects don't like colors. Engineers too. And so somebody has to stand in. Because this is the finish of it. It is the emotional part of a structure. I had great satisfaction in doing that. John Hench, artist
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Instead, it appears to be a particular mark of beauty that it is considered with tranquil satisfaction; that it pleases if we also do not possess it and we are still far removed from demanding to possess it. Moses Mendelssohn, philosopher
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I always received much more satisfaction as a defense attorney in obtaining an acquittal for a client than I ever have as a D.A. in obtaining a conviction. All my interests and sympathies tend to be on the side of the individual as opposed to the state. Jim Garrison, public servant
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Every man judges his own happiness and satisfaction with life in terms of his possession or lack of possession of those things that he considers worthwhile and valuable. Meir Kahane, clergyman
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Words began to appear in English and to make some kind of equivalent. For what satisfaction it is hard to say, except that something seems unusually piercing, living, handsome, in another language, and since English is yours, you wish it to be there too. Robert Fitzgerald, author
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Meanwhile, parents, students and teachers all report higher satisfaction with charter schools. People like them. They cost less money. They raise the academic achievement of poor kids. Go ahead, get a little enthused. Maggie Gallagher, writer
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Civilization never stands still; if in one country it is falling back, in another it is changing, evolving, becoming more complicated, bringing fresh experience to body and mind, breeding new desires, and exploiting Nature's cupboard for their satisfaction. Arthur Keith, scientist
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When news of the crash came, probably a lot of people in small towns and farms across America felt a sense of grim satisfaction that the sinners had finally been punished for their wicked ways. Ron Chernow, author
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As a head-hunter I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing my candidates do well and therefore my clients happy. I want to work with clients more as a partner than simply a head-hunter. Bruce Bennett, actor
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You have to love what you do, and you have to need it like you need air. And there's nothing else that would give me the same degree of satisfaction as acting, which is why I can't walk away from it. Wentworth Miller, actor
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The satisfaction that I get from doing what I do is not what I thought. I thought it would be that I'd feel like a star, I'd feel important. But I don't. Lee Ann Womack, musician
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The satisfaction comes because you work hard and it pays off. It is not as glamorous as I thought it would be, but, you know, I appreciate it more than I ever knew I would, and I love it more than I ever knew I would. Lee Ann Womack, musician
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A mutual arrangement, I repeat, is the only satisfactory medium whereby the present system can be carried on with any degree of satisfaction, and in such an arrangement the employers have more to gain than the workers. James Larkin, activist
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I can't see myself leaving the club I grew up supporting... it's one of those things, the money's great but I still get paid reasonably well from the Lions and at the end of the day I think job satisfaction is the No.1 priority and I just love it up here. Jonathan Brown, athlete
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Гладна мечка хоро не играе. Bulgarian proverbs,
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To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice. Khalil Gibran, poet
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