"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so
that the necessary may speak."
Hans Hofmann Attitude |
"Simplicity is taking the time to enjoy what you have rather than always wanting more."
Catherine Pulsifer Joy |
"If you use those decorations every Christmas, keep them. If you decorated
five years ago but you haven't lately, throw it away."
Esther King, Lifestyle Of Minimalism
"Scores of books and an unending stream of magazine articles are devoted
to the topic of how to live cheaply by cutting costs, although
the basic strategies are hardly mysterious: buy used items rather than new;
where possible, do things for yourself rather than pay someone
else; stock up on staple groceries when they're on sale; use
discount coupons; grow some of your own food; don't eat out much;
and in general follow the old formula 'Use it up, wear it out, make it do,
or do without.'"
Emrys Westacott, The Wisdom of Frugality: Why Less Is More - More or Less
Wise Quotes |
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite
E.F. Schumacker Courage |
"In the hope of reaching the moon men fail to see the
flowers that blossom at their feet."
Albert Schweitzer Hope |
"Making the simple complicated is commonplace;
making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity."
Charles Mingus Wise |
"Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life,
and the labors of life reduce themselves."
Edwin Teale Life |
"Good heavens, of what uncostly material is our earthly happiness
composed... if we only knew it. What incomes have we not had from
a flower, and how unfailing are the dividends of the seasons."
James Russell Lowell Happiness |
"You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only
what you really need."
Vernon Howard Success |
"Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."
Lao Tzu Happy |
"To simplify things down to their real essence, whenever things go
wrong in our lives, whenever our plans go awry and the things
we took for granted suddenly disappear, we have a very simple choice.
We can either succumb to despair and assume the attitude of the put
upon victim, powerless to change our fate, or we can decide to turn the
tragedy into an opportunity."
Tony Clark Fate |