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Simpler Quotes

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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

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

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
- Albert Einstein

Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
- Albert Einstein

 

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ask yourself to slow down.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life is pretty simple:
You do some stuff.
Most fails. Some works.
You do more of what works.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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

Maybe life isn't really as complicated
as we make it out to be.
Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create
a less stressful and happier life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Quotations help us remember the simple yet profound truths
that give life perspective and meaning.
- Criswell Freeman

Human subtlety will never devise an invention
more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature,
because in her inventions nothing is lacking,
and nothing is superfluous.
- Leonardo da Vinci

To love. To be loved.
To never forget your own insignificance.
To never get used to the unspeakable violence
and the vulgar disparity of life around you.
To seek joy in the saddest places.
To pursue beauty to its lair.
To never simplify what is complicated
or complicate what is simple.
To respect strength, never power.
Above all, to watch. To try to understand.
To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

"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


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