Living A Simple Life Quotes by Charles Mingus, Thubten Yeshe, Frank A. Clark, Richard Bach, Edwin Way Teale, Elise M. Boulding and many others.
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
First of all, merely by living a simple life with a heart dedicated to overcoming self-cherishing, we automatically benefit others.
Maybe a person’s time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food.
The simplest things are often the truest.
Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.
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 sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed – it is a process of elimination.
If you don’t know where you’re going any road will do
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
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.
The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain common work as it comes certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things of life.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty.
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.
One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in.