simplicity is helping people change their lives and collectively helping to create
a better world.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein
A man must
be able to cut a knot, for everything cannot be untied; he must know how to disengage
what is essential from the detail in which it is enwrapped, for everything cannot
be equally considered; in a word, he must be able to simplify his duties, his
business and his life.
-- Henri Frederic Amiel
simplest things are often the truest.”
-- Richard Bach
| It is the heart that
makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he
-- Henry Ward
|We, who have so much,
must do more to help those in need. And most of all, we must live simply, so that
others may simply live. |
We do need a 'new economy,' but one that is founded on thrift and care, on saving
and conserving, not on excess and waste. An economy based on waste is inherently
and hopelessly violent, and war is its inevitable by-product. We need a peaceable
friends, every day do something that won't compute. Love the Lord. Love the world.
Work for nothing. Take all that you have and be poor. Love someone who does not
deserve it. Denounce the government and embrace the flag. Hope to live in that
free republic for which it stands.
I relish simplicity as an all-comprehensive value.
-- Ela Bhatt
is the essence of happiness.
-- Cedric Bledsoe
way to happiness -- keep your heart free from hate, your
mind free from worry, live simply, expect little, give much.
-- Carol Borges
riches consist not in the extent of my possessions but in
the fewness of my wants.
-- J. Botherton
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.
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.
the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big
-- Robert Brault
best things in life aren't things.
-- Art Buchwald
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.
To live content with
small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion;
to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and
birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act
frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual,
unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
-- William Henry Channing
happiest heart that ever beat Was in some quiet breast That found the common daylight
sweet, And left to Heaven the rest.
-- John V. Cheney
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.”
art of contentment is the recognition that the most satisfying and the most dependably
refreshing experiences of life lie not in great things but in little. The rarity
of happiness among those who achieved much is evidence that achievement is not
in itself the assurance of a happy life. The great, like the humble, may have
to find their satisfaction in the same plain things.
-- Edgar A. Collard
Life is really
simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
all depends on whether you have things, or they have you.
-- Robert A. Cook