Sometimes you need to live a more simple life to feel like you’re alive. When was the last time you went for a simple walk? Read on; it’s time for you to see what you’ve been missing:
(this is one of my top 5 favourite quotes of all time. Look at the date he lived!)
1. Sit quietly for a moment, and you realize how you have been foolishly running about.
2. Learn to keep your mouth shut, and you realize you have been talking too much.
3. Avoid getting involved in too many things, and you realize that you have been wasting your time in unnecessary things.
4. Close the door, and you realize that you have been mixed up with too many kinds of people.
5. Have few desires, and you realize why you have had so many ills.
6. Be human, and you realize that you have been too critical of others.
-Chen Chiju (1588-1639)
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. -Leonardo da Vinci
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. -Albert Einstein
A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout your life. -Winston Churchill
The simplest things are often the truest. -Richard Bach
In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Simplicity is the nature of great souls. -Unknown
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. -Henry David Thoreau
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
Simplicity is the glory of expression. -Walt Whitman
Simplicity is indeed often the sign of truth and a criterion of beauty. -Unknown
Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature. -Thomas A Kempis
There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit. -Alexander Pope
Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity. -Plato
From native simplicity we arrive at more profound simplicity. -Albert Schweitzer
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. -Confucius
The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn’t simple. -Doris Janzen Longacre
The aspects of things that are most important to us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity. -Prof. Ludwig Wittgenstein
Simplicity is indeed often the sign of truth and a criterion of beauty. -Mahlon Hoagland
Hey, that first one is a real doosey, isn’t it? Any thoughts about it you’d like to share? Please share your thoughts and some more quotes below in the comments section.