Simplicity

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

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

“The simple person lives the way he breathes. With no more effort or glory, with no more affectation.” – Mattieu Ricard

“Live simply that others might simply live.” – Elizabeth Ann Seton

“There is enough for everybody’s needs, but not for everybody’s greed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.” – the Buddha

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

“The key to finding a happy balance in modern lives is simplicity.” – Sogyal Rinpoche

“Simplicity of living, if deliberately chosen, implies a compassionate approach to life. It means that we are choosing to live our daily lives with some degree of conscious appreciation of the condition of the rest of the world.” – Duane Elgin

“Nothing can nourish the soul but light. Rid yourself of material needs and be set free.” – Rumi

“Our life is frittered away by detail… Simplify, simplify.” – Henry Thoreau

“The more you know, the less you need.” – Australian Aborigine proverb

“Be thankful for what does not belong to you, for it is so much care the less.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

“What doth it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul? “ – The Bible

“Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self?” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Manifest plainness. Embrace simplicity. Reduce selfishness. Have few desires.” – Lao-Tzu

“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?” – Albert Einstein

“My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions but in the fewness of my wants.” –  J. Botherton

Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

“The fewer our wants, the nearer we resemble the gods.” – Socrates

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” – The Buddha

“Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing.” – Oscar Wilde


Leave a Reply