You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
When you are through changing, you are through.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
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.
Simplicity is the glory of expression.
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
Live simply so that others may simply live.
If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.
The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other.
When we love what is, it becomes so simple to live in the world.
The world is exactly as it should be.
If you can be content right now, then you'll always be content, because it's always right now.
It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.
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.
Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy things they don't want to impress people they don't like.
The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Be smart, drink your wine.
'Think in simples' as my old master used to say - meaning to reduce the whole to its parts in simplest terms, getting back to first principles.
The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.
People say "I want peace." If you remove I (ego), and your want (desire), you are left with peace.
Simplicity and Repose are qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
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