Generic Definition

“satisfied; feeling comfortable and at peace with one's circumstances; the state of being mentally or emotionally satisfied with things as they are”

Biblical Definition

“To be free from care because of satisfaction with what is already one's own. ”

Bible Verse

“But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.”

I Timothy 6:6-8

Notable Quotes

Max Lucado

American author
“A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.”

Oscar Wilde

“True contentment is not having everything, but in being satisfied with everything you have.”


Greek philosopher
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. ”

Charles Spurgeon

“You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.' You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.”

Arthur W. Pink

English teacher
“Contentment, then, is the product of a heart resting in God. It is the soul’s enjoyment of that peace that passes all understanding. It is the outcome of my will being brought into subjection to the Divine will. It is the blessed assurance that God does all things well, and is, even now, making all things work together for my ultimate good.”


  • Character Trait Report (pdf)
    • Intended to be used on a weekly basis.
    • Students describe how they put the character trait into practice.
    • Parent affirms, signs and dates the document.