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Simplicity The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. ~Hans Homann In order to seek one’s own direction, one must simplify the mechanics of ordinary, everyday life. ~Plato Live simply, so that others may simply live. ~Gandhi Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. ~Charles Mingus Bringing simplicity into our lives requires that we discover the ways in which our consumption either supports or entangles our existence. ~Duane Elgin Simple in actions and in thoughts, you return to the source of being. ~Lao Tzu Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time and tranquility. Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this necessary?’ ~Marcus Aurelius We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities. ~Norman Vincent Peale The aspects of things that are most important to us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity. ~Ludwig Wittgenstein A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout your life. ~Winston Churchill How many undervalue the power of simplicity. But it is the real key to the heart. ~William Wordsworth Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. ~Robert Brault 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. ~John Burroughs Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition. ~Riccardo Muti Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity. ~Plato Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art. ~Frederic Chopin 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. ~Jon Kabat-Zinn When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it. ~Jacob Lawrence Everything is complex and everything is simple. The rose has no why attached to it; it blooms because it blooms, has no thought of itself, or desire to be seen. What could be more complicated than a rose for someone who wants to understand it? What could be simpler for someone who wants nothing? The complexity of thinking, the simplicity of beholding. ~Andre Compte-Sponville Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves. ~Edwin Way Tales Above all, keep it simple. ~Auguste Escoffier Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. ~Mother Theresa If my heart can become pure and simple like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this. ~Kitaro Nishida It is a great art to have an abundance of knowledge and experience – to know the richness of life, the beauty of existence, the struggles, the miseries, the laughter, the tears – and yet keep your mind very simple; and you can have a simple mind only when you know how to love. ~J. Krishnamurti What is simplicity? It is to live; only to live but live divinely. ~Omraam Mikhael Arivanhov Simplicty is the living beauty. ~Hazrat Inayat Khan To be alive is to totally and openly participate in the simplicity and elegance of here and now. ~Donald Altman The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one’s life. ~Peace Pilgrim Ten thousand flowers in spring the moon in Autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life. ~Wu-men We hammer wood for a house, but it is the inner space that makes it liveable. ~Lao Tzu Simplicity is the flower that brings the intellect to its needs. ~Alan Cohen Simplicity, simplicity! How sweet is the purity of Thy Presence! ~The Mother An ordinary man seeks freedom through enlightenment. An enlightened man expresses freedom through being ordinary. ~Adyashanti The essence of voluntary simplicity is living in a way that is outwardly simple and inwardly rich. ~Duane Elgin I begin to understand as never before that holiness is made of dailiness, of living life as it comes to me, not as I insist it be. ~Joan Chittister When you’re living what you are in an awakened way, being simply what you’ve always been, you’re actually very simple. You basically sit around wondering what all the fuss is about. ~Adyashanti Insomuch as you can be simple and humble, and you can want nothing more than to know and serve God, you can rise to the heights of spiritual life. ~Clare Watts Half of the confusion in the world comes from not knowing how little we need… I live more simply now, and with more peace. ~Richard Byrd To be free of the discriminating is to manifest miraculous awareness–awareness that is miraculously simple, miraculously unadorned. ~Geoffrey Shugen Arnold If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements. ~14th Dalai Lama Nature is pleased with simplicity. ~Isaac Newton The farther you go, the less you know. ~Lao Tzu You were trying to be simple for the sake of being simple. I wonder if true simplicity is ever anything but a by-product. If we aim directly for it, it eludes us; but if we are on fire with some great interest that absorbs our lives to the uttermost, we forget ourselves into simplicity. Everything falls into simple lines around us, like a worn garment. ~David Grayson For the most part, we, who could choose simplicity, choose complication. ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh The simplest things are often the truest. ~Richard Bach Two wings lift a person up from earthly concerns: Simplicity in intention, and Purity in feeling. ~Thomas a Kempis The boy and girl going hand in hand through a meadow; the mother washing her baby; the sweet simple things in life. We have almost lost track of them. On the one side, we over-intellectualize everything; on the other hand, we are over-mechanized. We can understand the danger of the atomic bomb, but the danger of our misunderstanding the meaning of life is much more serious. ~Edward Steichen Life is beautiful in its simplicity. ~ Thomas Matthiessen It’s simple things, like a glowing sunset, the sound of a running stream or the fresh smell in a meadow that cause us to pause and marvel at the wonder of life, to contemplate its meaning and significance. Who can hold an autumn leaf in their hand, or sift the warm white sand on the beach, and not wonder at the Creator of it all? ~Wendy Moore It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary. ~Paulo Coelho Life is simple–thinking is complicated. ~Peter Cajander How simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. All that is required to feel that here and now is happiness is a simple, frugal heart. ~Nikos Kazantzakis Love is lost in immensities; it comes in simple, gentle ways. ~Joseph Fort Newton Make room for yourself in your life by keeping it simple. ~Stephen C. Paul If you get simple beauty and nought else, you get about the best thing God invents. ~Robert Browning Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires. ~Lao Tzu When we are truly in this interior simplicity our whole appearance is franker, more natural. This true simplicity. . . makes us conscious of a certain openness, gentleness, innocence, gaiety, and serenity. ~Francois Fenelon Life from the Center is a life of unhurried peace and power. It is simple. It is serene. It is radiant. It is triumphant. ~Thomas R. Kelly If my heart can become pure and simple, like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this. ~Kitarp Nishida But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? ~Albert Camus Simplicity is that grace which frees the soul from all unnecessary reflections upon itself. ~Francois Fenelon In every ordinary moment, a profound depth and beauty awaits your discovery. ~Eckhart Tolle Nature always tends to act in the simplest way. ~Johann Bernoulli In surrender, you no longer need ego defenses and false masks. You become very simple, very real. ~Eckhart Tolle 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. ~Lin Yutang The more simple we are, the more complete we become. ~August Rodin Wisdom and compassion flow from simplicity and clarity; from having nothing to prove and nothing to defend. ~Barry Magid