Simplicity quotes

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“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

“Simplicity is the nature of great souls.”
–Papa Ramadas

Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.
–Edwin Way Teale

“Nature is what we know – Yet have not art to say – So impotent our wisdom is To her simplicity”
–Emily Dickinson

“The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.”
–Thomas More

“You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.”
–Vernon Howard

“Eliminate physical clutter.  More importantly, eliminate spiritual clutter.”
–Terri Guillemets

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage—to move in the opposite direction.”
–E. F. Schumacker

“Who is rich? He who rejoices in his portion.”
–The Talmud

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
–Leonardo da Vinci

“Live simply that others might simply live.”
–Elizabeth Seaton

“In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.”
–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
–Albert Einstein

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
(Philippians 4:12)

“Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say let your affairs be as one, two, three and to a hundred or a thousand… We are happy in proportion to the things we can do without.”
–Henry David Thoreau

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
–Hans Hofmann

“Everything we possess that is not necessary for life or happiness becomes a burden, and scarcely a day passes that we do not add to it.”
–Robert Brault

Live simply so others may simply live. ― Mother Teresa Quotes‘Simplicity of character is no hindrance to the subtlety of intellect.”
–John Morley

“We don’t need to increase our goods nearly as much as we need to scale down our wants. Not wanting something is as good as possessing it.”
–Donald Horban

“Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
–Albert Einstein

“The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed – it is a process of elimination.”
–Elbert Hubbard

“Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.”
–Elise Boulding

“A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout your life”
–Winston Churchill

“The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn’t simple.”
–Doris Janzen Longacre

“I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private wealth I should decline, or any sort of personal possessions, because they would take away my liberty.”
–George Santayana

“I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.”
–Albert Einstein

“If you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted in pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days.”
–Annie Dillard

“As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.”
–Henry David Thoreau

“Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.”
–Author Unknown

“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”
–John Burroughs

“Anything simple always interests me.”
–David Hockney

“The simplest things are often the truest.”
–Richard Bach

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”
–Lin Yutang

“Simply the thing that I am shall make me live.”
–William Shakespeare

“The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.”
–Robert Louis Stevenson

“Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache.”
–Philip Wylie

“Simplicity is the glory of expression”
–Walt Whitman

“I go about looking at horses and cattle. They eat grass, make love, work when they have to, bear their young. I am sick with envy of them.”
–Sherwood Anderson

“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
–William Morris

“How many things are there which I do not want.”

“The greatest truths are the simplest: so likewise are the greatest men.”
–Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Har

“Our affluent society contains those of talent and insight who are driven to prefer poverty, to choose it, rather than submit to the desolation of an empty abundance.”
–Michael Harrington

“Remember that in giving any reason at all for refusing, you lay some foundation for a future request.”
–Arthur Helps

“Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”
–Lao Tzu

“”Think simple” as my old master used to say – meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to first principles.”
–Frank Lloyd Wright

“There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.”
–Alexander Pope

“Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.”
–Frederic Chopin

“Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.”
–Frank Lloyd Wright

“Simplicity is indeed often the sign of truth and a criterion of beauty.”
–Mahlon Hoagland

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