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Please enjoy these quotes about living a simple life. Simplicity and living simply is a powerful path to joy and fulfilment in life.

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Values Life Human-Nature Psychology Simplicity

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace.
A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being
that places harmony in one's life.
- Peace Pilgrim

 

To live a pure unselfish life,
one must count nothing as one's own
in the midst of abundance.
- The Buddha

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

It is neither wealth nor splendor;
but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson

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Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My formula for living is quite simple.
I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night.
In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
- Cary Grant

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

The invariable mark of wisdom is to
see the miraculous in the common.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

The key to happiness is not to have what you want
but to want what you have.
- Anonymous

Whoever does not regard what he has
as most ample wealth, is unhappy,
though he be master of the world.
- Epictetus

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.
- Amelia Barr

This day boldness is manifested in a simple grace: gratitude.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

Ask yourself to slow down.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

We never NEED anything; we never NEED to do something.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
- Henry David Thoreau

The more you expect, the more you get disappointed in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The man who is awakened, lives in such a way
that he leaves no footprints.
- Osho quoting The Buddha

Your children need your presence
more than your presents.
- Jesse Jackson

You can always do one thing less than you think you can.
- Anonymous

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace.
A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being
that places harmony in one's life.
- Peace Pilgrim

When the solution is simple, God is answering.
- Albert Einstein

You just have to have a simple faith.
- Jimmy Carter

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things in nature have a message you understand,
Rejoice, for your soul is alive.
- Eleanora Duse

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

God is a metaphor for that which transcends
all levels of intellectual thought.
It's as simple as that.
- Joseph Campbell

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
- Albert Einstein

The sage does not hoard.
The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself,
Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more;
having given all he has to others, he is richer still.
- Lao Tzu

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
- Albert Einstein

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

If one oversteps the bounds of moderation,
the greatest pleasures cease to please.
- Epictetus

This is my simple religion.
There is no need for temples;
no need for complicated philosophy.
Our own brain, our own heart is our temple;
the philosophy is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Moving on is simple, it's what you leave behind
that makes it so difficult.
- Anonymous

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

To fall in love is awfully simple,
but to fall out of love is simply awful.
- Bess Myerson

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

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

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

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

Life only appears complicated when one is worrying.
Relax, and life becomes simple again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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