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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Simplicity:

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 direction.
~ E.F. Schumacker.

Anything simple always interests me.
~ David Hockney.

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
~ Henry David Thoreau.

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.

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
~ Lin Yutang.

Eliminate physical clutter. More importantly, eliminate spiritual clutter.
~ D.H. Mondfleur.

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
~ Albert Einstein.

Everything we possess that is not necessary for life or happiness becomes a burden, and scarcely a day passes that we do not add to it.
~ Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com.

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.
~ William Morris.

How many things are there which I do not want.
~ Socrates.

I go about looking at horses and cattle. They eat grass, make love, work when they have to, bear their young. I am sick with envy of them.
~ Sherwood Anderson.

I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private wealth I should decline, or any sort of personal possessions, because they would take away my liberty.
~ George Santayana, The Irony of Liberalism.

If you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted in pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days.
~ Annie Dillard, Seeing, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, 1974.

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
~ Confucius.

Live simply that others might simply live.
~ Elizabeth Seaton.

Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache.
~ Philip Wylie.

Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food.
~ Frank A. Clark.

Our affluent society contains those of talent and insight who are driven to prefer poverty, to choose it, rather than submit to the desolation of an empty abundance.
~ Michael Harrington.

People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.
~ Albert Einstein.

Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.
~ Edwin Way Teale.

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
~ Author Unknown.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
~ Leonardo da Vinci.

Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.
~ Henry David Thoreau.

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
~ Hans Hofmann, Introduction to the Bootstrap, 1993.

The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right 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 in life.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson.

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