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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 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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The simple life is everything Vogue isn't.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Economy, prudence, and a simple life are the sure masters of need,
and will often accomplish that which,
their opposites, with a fortune at hand,
will fail to do.
- Clara Barton

The technologies which have had the most profound effects
on human life are usually simple.
- Freeman Dyson

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong,
have governed my life: the longing for love,
the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
- Bertrand Russell

Life is like art.
You have to work hard to keep it simple and still have meaning.
- Charles de Lint

Life was very simple.
My parents had come from the North of England,
which is a fairly rugged, bleak, hard-working part of England,
and so there was not the expectation of luxury.
- Roger Bannister

I live a pretty simple life.
- Tom Selleck

Newborn screening is a public health intervention that
involves a simple blood test used to identify many
life-threatening genetic illnesses before any symptoms begin.
- Lucille Roybal-Allard

Of course, the simple explanation of the fact is that
marriage is the most important act of man's life in Europe or America,
and that everything depends upon it.
- Lafcadio Hearn

A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism;
he has often only one point of view for the extremely
complicated relationships of life.
- August Strindberg

If one considered life as a simple loan,
one would perhaps be less exacting.
We possess actually nothing; everything goes through us.
- Eugene Delacroix

Life is not simple, and people can't be boxed into
being either heroes or villains.
- Jessica Hagedorn

It is time to recognize a simple fact of life.
Contrary to what some of my colleagues seem to believe,
tax cuts do not pay for themselves.
- George Voinovich

Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values...
God made life simple.
It is man who complicates it.
- Charles Lindbergh

A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast
alone with one's husband,
but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.
- Anne Spencer

After years of making wrong decisions in my life,
in 1977 I found out that it was all right to be square,
simple, and sober.
- Martha Reeves

Two things I take very seriously in life.
My golf game and my relationship with God.
Neither one is simple.
- Cheryl Ladd

The lessons taught in great books are misleading.
The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.
- Anita Brookner

I have a simple life.
I mean, you just give me a drum roll,
they announce my name, and I come out and sing.
In my job I have a contract that says I'm a singer.
So I sing.
- Tony Bennett

Unfortunately, there are so many people who live their
whole life in a place that is safe and protected and
simple and they don't really have that strength inside to fly.
- Andrew Shue

The simple things in life ground me and keep me focused
so I'm able to do a good job with what is in front of me.
- Kevin Eubanks

It's strange how the simple things in life go on while
we become more difficult.
- Richard Brautigan

I adopt a very simple approach.
I observe and reflect real life and ordinary people
and sooner or later that raises a laugh.
- Alberto Sordi

I think it's the same simple thing for everyone -
to be happy,
and have love in your life.
- Juliette Binoche

I take a simple view of life: keep your eyes open and get on with it.
- Laurence Olivier

It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Life seemed so simple and joyous when I was growing up.
- Kathie Lee Gifford

The highest point of philosophy is to be both wise and simple;
this is the angelic life.
- John Chrysostom

No more duty can be urged upon those who are entering
the great theater of life than simple loyalty to their best convictions.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Thus it seemed to Haeckel that such simple life could
easily be produced from inanimate material.
- Michael Behe

With two little boys in diapers, I had to keep it simple
if I were going to have a life at all.
- Esther Williams

I began to realize how simple life could be if one
had a regular routine to follow with fixed hours,
a fixed salary, and very little original thinking to do.
- Roald Dahl

I don't live that life anymore, it's as simple as that.
- Lawrence Taylor

I really live a simple life and don't need very much to feel good and happy.
Don't get me wrong; I believe you should get what you earn.
Sometimes you have to fight for it.
- Kevin Eubanks

The real drawback to the simple life is that it is not simple.
If you are living it, you positively can do nothing else.
There is not time.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency
of life as the simple truth.
- Charles Dickens

Youth is a silly, vapid state, Old age with fears and ills is rife;
This simple boon I beg of Fate -
A thousand years of Middle Life.
- Carolyn Wells


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