Simplicity Quotes 48 to 69
"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so
that the necessary may speak."
Live simply so others may simply live.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
If you don't change how you think about these simple everyday things,
then no amount of how-to's will get you anywhere or give you any true solutions. Because it's not the hows that do it, it's how you do the hows.
Jeff Olson, The Slight Edge
"Simplicity is taking the time to enjoy what you have rather than always wanting more."
"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
"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
"In the hope of reaching the moon men fail to see the
flowers that blossom at their feet."
"Making the simple complicated is commonplace;
making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity."
"Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life,
and the labors of life reduce themselves."
"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
"The little things. The little moments. They aren't little."
Words of Encouragement
"You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only
what you really need."
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
"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."
Why adopt a simplicity mindset? Because Simplicity is beauty.
Simplicity is the antithesis of stress. It's calm. Peaceful. Authentic.
Gretchen Stewart, Simplicity
"A heart that welcomes sweet simplicity will appreciate much."
Michelle C. Ustaszeski
"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."
... doing nothing is joyful. You will enjoy your life more when you make
doing nothing a part of it. The trees really will seem greener, youíll notice
the beauty of a building you walk by daily for the first time, and the simple
pleasures of life will fill you with contentment. You're going to see the beauty
and possibility in a twelve-minute wait for your take-out order. There is so
much joy in your daily life that doing nothing will unlock and open you to.
Rachel Jonat, The Joy of Doing Nothing
Poems about Life
Simplicity can mean many things. My philosophies of simplicity
and ways to walk in them may not line up with your ideas of simple
living... we decided to live, on the grid, a clear and simplistic option for us.
We chose economic power sources, such as an eco condensed boiler
for radiant floor heat. Another way we choose to live simply is by
residing in a yurt ...
Cara Iris Miller, The Humble Life Journa
Once I intentionally began to slow down and simplify my life,
I began to heal, and most of the healing had nothing to do with
multiple sclerosis. Through the process of figuring out what my
body needed and what my heart wanted, a soulful simplicity quietly
emerged as a different way of being.
Courtney Carver, Soulful Simplicity