Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
The intention of this way of life [voluntary simplicity] is not to dogmatically live with less. It's a more demanding intention of living with balance. This is a middle way that moves between the extremes of poverty and indulgence.
Concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.
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.
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.
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.
How many things are there which I do not want.
Only great minds can afford a simple style.
It is the simple things of life that make living worthwhile, the sweet fundamental things such as love and duty, work and rest, and living close to nature.
If one's life is simple, contentment has to come.
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Live simply that others might simply live.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
I believe we would be happier to have a personal revolution in our individual lives and go back to simpler living and more direct thinking.
My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions but in the fewness of my wants.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you.
A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.
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