The simplest things are often the truest.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.
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.
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
Live simply that others might simply live.
A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
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.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions but in the fewness of my wants.
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.
The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.
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.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
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.
The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
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.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on Simplicity.
You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
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