Simplicity In Life Quotes

Quotes tagged as "simplicity-in-life" (showing 1-30 of 49)
Vincent van Gogh
“Seek only light and freedom and do not immerse yourself too deeply in the worldly mire.”
Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

Beatrix Potter
“If I have done anything, even a little, to help small children enjoy honest, simple pleasures, I have done a bit of good.”
Beatrix Potter

“A minimalist by intent, I live a beautiful life with fewer things—simple, yet full.”
Laurie Buchanan, PhD

Henry David Thoreau
“Let us spend one day as deliberately as Nature, and not be thrown off the track by every nutshell and mosquito's wing that falls on the rails. Let us rise early and fast, or break fast, gently and without perturbation; let company come and let company go, let the bells ring and the children cry, -- determined to make a day of it. Why should we knock under and go with the stream? Let us not be upset and overwhelmed in that terrible rapid and whirlpool called a dinner, situated in the meridian shallows. Weather this danger and you are safe, for the rest of the way is down hill. With unrelaxed nerves, with morning vigor, sail by it, looking another way, tied to the mast like Ulysses. If the engine whistles, let it whistle till it is hoarse for its pains. If the bell rings, why should we run? We will consider what kind of music they are like. Let us settle ourselves, and work and wedge our feet downward through the mud and slush of opinion, and prejudice, and tradition, and delusion, and appearance, that alluvion which covers the globe, through Paris and London, through New York and Boston and Concord, through church and state, through poetry and philosophy and religion, till we come to a hard bottom and rocks in place, which we can call reality, and say, This is, and no mistake; and then begin, having a point d'appui, below freshet and frost and fire, a place where you might found a wall or a state, or set a lamp-post safely, or perhaps a gauge, not a Nilometer, but a Realometer, that future ages might know how deep a freshet of shams and appearances had gathered from time to time. If you stand right fronting and face to face to a fact, you will see the sun glimmer on both its surfaces, as if it were a cimeter, and feel its sweet edge dividing you through the heart and marrow, and so you will happily conclude your mortal career. Be it life or death, we crave only reality. If we are really dying, let us hear the rattle in our throats and feel cold in the extremities; if we are alive, let us go about our business.

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains. I would drink deeper; fish in the sky, whose bottom is pebbly with stars. I cannot count one. I know not the first letter of the alphabet. I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born. The intellect is a cleaver; it discerns and rifts its way into the secret of things. I do not wish to be any more busy with my hands than is necessary. My head is hands and feet. I feel all my best faculties concentrated in it. My instinct tells me that my head is an organ for burrowing, as some creatures use their snout and fore-paws, and with it I would mine and burrow my way through these hills. I think that the richest vein is somewhere hereabouts; so by the divining rod and thin rising vapors I judge; and here I will begin to mine.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Alaric Hutchinson
“Eventually, it boils down to two choices – do I wish to experience this physical reality primarily through joy or do I want to experience it through suffering? That’s all there is to it. And since each person eventually works their way toward the realization that conscious expansion can happen through joy rather than suffering – enlightenment is a natural byproduct.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life

Abhijit Naskar
“You know what is the most complicated feature of human nature? It is the term complication itself. We are never satisfied with keeping things simple. We always tend to exaggerate even the simplest phenomenon of this planet.”
Abhijit Naskar, What is Mind?

M.F.K. Fisher
“I kept wishing with real regret that I were capable of living in such continued simplicity. But I am not. Sometimes I honestly want to live in a plain room with a narrow bed, a chair, a table. But then I would need a bookcase. I would see a poster I must put on the wall. I would pick up a shell here, a bowl or vase there, another poster, enough books for two bookcases, a soft rug someone might give me--and where would the first plainness be? I cannot fight too hard against it, but I regret it.”
M.F.K. Fisher, Sister Age

Henry David Thoreau
“The cart before the horse is neither beautiful nor useful. Before we can adorn our houses with beautiful objects the walls must be stripped, and our lives must be stripped, and beautiful housekeeping and beautiful living be laid for a foundation; now, a taste for the beautiful is most cultivated out of doors, where there is no house and no housekeeper.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden & Civil Disobedience

Jan Johnson
“The point of simplicity is not efficiency, increased productivity or even living a healthier, more relaxed life. The point is making space for treasuring God's own self.”
Jan Johnson, Abundant Simplicity: Discovering the Unhurried Rhythms of Grace

Amit Kalantri
“Before we complicated life with money, machines and missiles we did well with morals, manpower and meetings.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Stéphane Audeguy
“Tout pourrait être beaucoup plus simple. Tout pourrait être beaucoup plus simple, mais rares sont les êtres qui savent s'élever à la hauteur d'une telle simplicité.”
Stéphane Audeguy, The Theory of Clouds

Neel Mukherjee
“It could be said of him that while others chased the mirage of happiness, he was happy with being content.”
Neel Mukherjee, The Lives of Others

Donna Goddard
“Healing is simple, if one is healed.”
Donna Goddard, Waldmeer

“Out of all virtues simplicity is my most favorite virtue. So much so that I tend to believe that simplicity can solve most of the problems, personal as well as the world problems. If the life approach is simple one need not lie so frequently, nor quarrel nor steal, nor envy, anger, abuse, kill. Everyone will have enough and plenty so need not hoard, speculate, gamle, hate. When character is beautiful, you are beautiful. That is the beauty of simplicity.”
Ela Bhatt

“Not all things that are simple are all that simple. Certain simple things carry complex weight!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Henry David Thoreau
“I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day;…so simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real.”
Henry David Thoreau

“A life rich with significance is likely to be the one lived on the simplest terms…the meaning of life will be greatest when it contains nothing less than it requires and nothing more than it ought.”
James Castleton, MD, Mending of a Broken Heart

Dalai Lama XIV
“If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital.”
Dalai Lama

Dervla Murphy
“There has been a sustained and dreadfully successful campaign to make most people dissatisfied with what I would call the normal life and some would call the simple life.”
Dervla Murphy

“Life is lived in the moments of simplicity!”
Avijeet Das

“Life is truly lived in the moments of simplicity!”
Avijeet Das

“Life is truly beautiful in simplicity. When we lead a simple life we achieve an unknown happiness - a happiness that surpasses any other form of happiness.

And "Forest Gump" has always been one
of my all time favorite movies in life. So I yearn to lead a life like that of Forrest Gump!

For me my ideal is Forrest Gump.

Hope I live up to my ideal.”
Avijeet Das

“Life is truly beautiful in simplicity. When we lead a simple life we achieve an unknown happiness - a happiness that surpasses any other form of happiness.

And "Forrest Gump" has always been one
of my all time favorite movies in life. So I yearn to lead a life like that of Forrest Gump!

For me my ideal is Forrest Gump.

Hope I live up to my ideal.”
Avijeet Das

“Be a simple example to show the simplicity from a human and their limitations with can change in a seconds.”
Jan Jansen Easy Branches

Evan Sutter
“When we have simplicity we have so much more freedom in every single aspect of our lives. Maybe it's a classic case of less is more? Less stress, less worries, more time, more happiness.”
Evan Sutter, Solitude: How Doing Nothing Can Change the World

“Simplicity shall make you simple and keep you away from so many woes of life! It is simple! Just go for simplicity and be simple, Period!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

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