Less Is More: An Anthology of Ancient Modern Voices Raised in Praise of Simplicity
This timely anthology brings together thought-provoking maxims on the art of conscious living, inspired by the ancient tradition of the Golden Mean and the natural laws of economy and conservation. Less Is More draws us into the company of men and women from many eras and cultures, whose writings explore the virtues of simplicity and moderation in living.
from page 27
"Turn yourself into gold and then live wherever you please."
from page 143
"In short, all good things are wild and free."
from page 175
see page 233 for a few more great quotes.
“To be content with what one has is to be rich.”
Tao Te Ching
“Nothing in excess.”
The Golden Mean
Inscribed at Delphi
“Philosophy consists in avoiding excess in everything.”
“To be temperate is the great virtue.”
“Simplify, simplify. Instead of three meals a day, if it be necessary eat but one; instead of a hundred dishes, fi ...more
The takeaway from "Less Is More", is that life is meant to be simple neither complicated nor convoluted with stuff.
I will be wealthy in spirit and mind, as well as financially; yet, responsible in the sense of simplicity and giving, neither hoarding nor wasting.
It was necessary for me to read both "Less is More" and "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" in tandem so as not to feel the extreme weight of each perspective. So, I have happily found a midd ...more