1. he relaxed in sleepy contentedness
2. they could read to their heart's content
1. "It is contrary to the worship that is in contentedness."
- Jeremiah Burroughs, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment
2. "I always say that Religion and Politics are just clever ways to make un-content people content with their un-contentedness."
- F. Paul Wilson, Ultimate Supernatural Horror Box Set
3. "Perhaps Danish happiness is not really happiness at all, but something much more valuable and durable: contentedness, being satisfied with your lot, low-level needs being met, higher expectations being kept in check."
- Michael Booth, The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
4. "Such contentedness and change of view in regard to every kind of life does the infusion of reason bring about. When Alexander heard from Anaxarchus of the infinite number of worlds, he wept, and when his friends asked him what was the matter, he replied, "Is it not a matter for tears that, when the number of worlds is infinite, I have not conquered one?"
- Plutarch, The Age of Alexander: Nine Greek Lives
5. "perhaps it’s philosophy that best explains why savoring responsibility leads to fulfillment. The model of happiness perpetuated by the cultural juggernauts of Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and Disneyesque fairy tales of everyday effervescence, broad-smiled contentedness, and perfect relationships is a historically anomalous, and for most, unachievable state. In contrast, we shall return to eudaimonia, the classical Greek concept of happiness that essentially means the flourishing or rich life. With their devotion to training, meticulousness, and desire for quiet power and accountability, Invisibles understand the value of a life not necessarily of the moment-to-moment happiness that many mistakenly strive for, but of an overall richness of experience, a life grounded in eudaimonic values."
- David Zweig, Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion