Henry David Thoreau
“I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day;…so simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real.”
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”
“Out of all virtues simplicity is my most favorite virtue. So much so that I tend to believe that simplicity can solve most of the problems, personal as well as the world problems. If the life approach is simple one need not lie so frequently, nor quarrel nor steal, nor envy, anger, abuse, kill. Everyone will have enough and plenty so need not hoard, speculate, gamle, hate. When character is beautiful, you are beautiful. That is the beauty of simplicity.”
― Ela Bhatt
“If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital.”
― Dalai Lama
The endless cycle of idea and action,
Endless invention, endless experiment,
Brings knowledge of motion, but not of stillness;
Knowledge of speech, but not of silence;
Knowledge of words, and ignorance of the Word….
Where is the life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
― T.S. Eliot
“On a day when the wind is perfect, the sail just needs to open and the world is full of beauty. Today is such a day.”
“Perfection is Achieved Not When There Is Nothing More to Add, But When There Is Nothing Left to Take Away”
“Live simply. Dream big. Be grateful. Give love. Laugh lots.”
― Paulo Coelho
“Make it simple, but significant.”
― Don Draper
“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.”
― Leonardo da Vinci
“Listening to the siren song of more, we are deaf to the still small voice waiting in our soul to whisper, ‘You’re enough.'”
― Julia Cameron, in The Artist’s Way
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