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voluntary 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

“The 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 has.
-- Henry Ward Beecher

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.
-- Ed Begley, Jr.

* 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 economy."
~ Wendell Berry

So, 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.
~ Wendell Berry

* I relish simplicity as an all-comprehensive value.
-- Ela Bhatt

Simplicity is the essence of happiness.
-- Cedric Bledsoe

The way to happiness -- keep your heart free from hate, your mind free from worry, live simply, expect little, give much.
-- Carol Borges

My 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.
-- Elise Boulding

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.
-- Elise Boulding

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
-- Robert Brault

The best things in life aren't things.
-- Art Buchwald

 

 

 

To 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.
~ John Burroughs


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

The 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

“Simplicity 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.”
-- Frederic Chopin

The 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.
-- Confucius

It all depends on whether you have things, or they have you.
-- Robert A. Cook

 

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SIMPLICITY
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Simplicity Day - July 12

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