Nine Requisites For Contented Living

There are nine requisites for contented living:

  1. HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
  2. WEALTH enough to support your needs;
  3. STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
  4. GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
  5. PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
  6. CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
  7. LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
  8. FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
  9. HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.


– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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