Order your soul. Reduce your wants. Augustine of Hippo This is one of my favorite simplicity quote.
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Simplicity is a state of mind. Charles Wagner Click to tweet. Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius. George Sand. Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify. 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. Ernst F. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.
Steve Jobs. All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. Winston Churchill. To be content, look backward on those who possess less than yourself, not forward on those who possess more.
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Benjamin Franklin. 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. 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.
Oprah Winfrey. There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult. Warren Buffett. It is not daily increase but daily decrease, hack away the unessential.
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The closer to the source, the less wastage there is. Bruce Lee. Simple can be harder than complex.
You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple. Richard Branson. One liners, simple quotes, thoughts and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds, tattoos, SMS, Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.
The greatest wealth is to live content with little. Plato Click to tweet. I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Lao Tzu. Youtube video. Discern the vital few from the trivial many. Greg McKeown Click to tweet. More short quotes You may also like: inspirational quotes motivational quotes happiness quotes love quotes life quotes.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. Robert Brault Click to tweet. The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity. Walt Whitman. Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours!
Swedish Proverb. More good has been accomplished by simple people seeking their own honest ends than by all the philanthropists in history. Robert Brault. Most of what we say and do is not essential. Marcus Aurelius. Find joy in simplicity, self-respect, and indifference to what lies between virtue and vice. Love the human race. Follow the divine. My task is to simplify and then go deeper, making a commitment to what remains. To care and polish what remains till it glows and comes alive from loving care.
Sue Bender. We are no longer truly simple. We no longer live in simple terms or places. Life is a complex struggle now. It is now valiant to be simple: a courageous thing to even want to be simple. It is a spiritual thing to comprehend what simplicity means. Frank Lloyd Wright.
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; how singular an affair he thinks he must omit. When the mathematician would solve a difficult problem, he first frees the equation of all incumbrances, and reduces it to its simplest terms.
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So simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real. Probe the earth to see where your main roots run. 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. Robert Louis Stevenson. We can travel a long way and do many things, but our deepest happiness is not born from accumulating new experiences.
It is born from letting go of what is unnecessary, and knowing ourselves to be always at home. Sharon Salzberg. I do not think that any civilization can be called complete until it has progressed from sophistication to unsophistication, and made a conscious return to simplicity of thinking and living.
What is simplicity?
In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. However mean your life is, meet it and live it: do not shun it and call it hard names.