Live simply so that others may simply live.
Live simply so others may simply live.
Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.
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.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
Live simply that others might simply live.
Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy things they don't want to impress people they don't like.
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.
Voluntary simplicity means going fewer places in one day rather than more, seeing less so I can see more, doing less so I can do more, acquiring less so I can have more.
My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions but in the fewness of my wants.
You can't have everything. Where would you put it?
It is desirable that a man be clad so simply that he can lay his hands on himself in the dark, and that he live in all respects so compactly and preparedly, that, if an enemy take the town, he can, like the old philosopher, walk out the gate empty-handed without anxiety.
Live simply. Give more. Expect 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 consciously started to live simply when I started to become conscious.
But I deal with this by meditating and by understanding I've been put on the planet to serve humanity. I have to remind myself to live simply and not overindulge, which is a constant battle in a material world.
In short, I am convinced, both by faith and experience, that to maintain one's self on this earth is not a hardship but a pastime, if we will live simply and wisely; as the pursuits of the simpler nations are still the sports of the more artificial.
We should travel light and live simply. Our enemy is not possessions but excess.