Quotes with content
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
I feel content. I am 51 years old and I see a lot of work, a lot of people, a lot of faces, a lot of souls. And I feel like I am in the middle of the game. The match is not over and I may score some goals.
I am content in my later years. I have kept my good humor and take neither myself nor the next person seriously.
If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant time. It is true that you are quietly shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front seat as spectator, and if you have really played your part you are more content to sit down and watch.
The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the great enterprises and ideals of American society.
Martin Luther King Jr. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
From the "I Have a Dream" speech, Aug. 28, 1963
Thou hast existed as a part; thou shalt disappear into that which produced thee. This, too, nature wills. Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature and end thy journey in content, just as the olive falls when it is ripe, thanking the tree on which it grew and blessing the nature that gave it birth.
An author is a fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on boring future generations.
Am I wringing as much bias out of myself as I can; am I judging people, as much as I can, based on not the color of their skin but the content of their character? That would, I think, be an appropriate exercise in the wake of this tragedy.
During a statement on race in America following Zimmerman verdict, July 19, 2013.
The most virtuous are those who content themselves with being virtuous without seeking to appear so.
The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.
An unlimited-length file name is a file. The content of a file is its own best name.
The Humane Interface (2001)
Few things are needed to make a wise man happy; nothing can make a fool content; that is why most men are miserable.
One reason why we find so few people who are rational and agreeable in conversation is that there is hardly anyone who does not think more about what he wants to say than about responding to what is said. The most clever and polite people are content with merely seeming attentive—and we can can perceive in their eyes and mind that they are wandering from what is said, and want to return to what they want to say; instead of considering that the worst way to persuade or please others is to try to please ourselves [this way], and that listening well and answering well are some of the greatest charms we can have in conversation.
To be deceived by our enemies and betrayed by our friends is not to be borne; yet are we often content to be served so by ourselves.
There are two things wrong with almost all legal writing. One is its style. The other is its content.
"Goodbye to Law Reviews," 23 Virginia Law Review 38-45 (November 1936).