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Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Inspirational Life Human-Nature Psychology Wisdom Happiness Simple Simplicity

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin;
what else does a man need to be happy?
- Albert Einstein

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

The key to happiness is not to have what you want
but to want what you have.
- Anonymous

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

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Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
- Henry David Thoreau

The more you expect, the more you get disappointed in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things in nature have a message you understand,
Rejoice, for your soul is alive.
- Eleanora Duse

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

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

It is neither wealth nor splendor;
but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson

What is happiness except the simple harmony
between a man and the life he leads?
- Albert Camus

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

Life is pretty simple:
You do some stuff.
Most fails. Some works.
You do more of what works.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Life only appears complicated when one is worrying.
Relax, and life becomes simple again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life
is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
- Albert Einstein

What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures.
What if we didn't need the newest gizmo... the highest high?
What if happiness is in the air we breathe...
slowly, deeply, and consciously?
What if happiness is one fresh grape, savored with gratitude?
What if happiness is in our oneness with all creation?
What if happiness is about enjoying life exactly as it comes to us -
without chasing after it?
What if happiness is something we CHOOSE...
regardless of our circumstances?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Maybe life isn't really as complicated
as we make it out to be.
Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create
a less stressful and happier life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All the Buddhas of all the ages have been
telling you a very simple fact:
Be - don't try to become.
Within these two words, be and becoming,
your whole life is contained.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

My formula for living is quite simple.
I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night.
In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
- Cary Grant

The real test of friendship is: can you literally do
nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those
moments of life that are utterly simple?
- Eugene Kennedy

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty.
Empty what's full.
Scratch where it itches.
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Quotations help us remember the simple yet profound truths
that give life perspective and meaning.
- Criswell Freeman

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high,
simple and useful life.
- Booker T. Washington

Regrets and their cousins, resentments,
are a huge cause of self-inflicted suffering.
Sometimes it takes years of psychotherapy
to gain freedom from regrets about what you did or did not do,
and freedom from resentment over what others did or did not do.
Sometimes it takes a lifetime of self-talk to remember
to put the past in the past where it belongs.
However, sometimes a simple symbolic act can help immeasurably
to grant ourselves freedom from the past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The invariable mark of wisdom is to
see the miraculous in the common.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates

Whoever does not regard what he has
as most ample wealth, is unhappy,
though he be master of the world.
- Epictetus

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.
- Amelia Barr

We can never get enough of what we don't really need.
- Matthew Kelly

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We never NEED anything; we never NEED to do something.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This day boldness is manifested in a simple grace: gratitude.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

Ask yourself to slow down.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The sage does not hoard.
The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself,
Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more;
having given all he has to others, he is richer still.
- Lao Tzu

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

The greatest power is often simple patience.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
- Albert Einstein

God is a metaphor for that which transcends
all levels of intellectual thought.
It's as simple as that.
- Joseph Campbell

The man who is awakened, lives in such a way
that he leaves no footprints.
- Osho quoting The Buddha

You can always do one thing less than you think you can.
- Anonymous

You just have to have a simple faith.
- Jimmy Carter

When the solution is simple, God is answering.
- Albert Einstein

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.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

First meditate, be blissful,
then much love will happen of its own accord.
Then being with others is beautiful
and being alone is also beautiful.
Then it is simple, too.
You dont depend on others
and you dont make others dependent on you.
- Osho

When you are tempted to judge,
may you be reminded that we are ALL ONE,
and that every thought you think reverberates
across the universe touching everyone and everything.
- from the Simple Truths movie May You Be Blessed

Human subtlety will never devise an invention
more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature,
because in her inventions nothing is lacking,
and nothing is superfluous.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Your children need your presence
more than your presents.
- Jesse Jackson

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue
by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed -
it is a process of elimination.
- Elbert Hubbard

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
- Albert Einstein


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