Sunday, 11 March 2012
The Simple Life
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Here's a little collection of phrases advocating simplicity that I found on the internet (can't actually remember where I copied these from - oops!). Through simplicity, we can grow within ourselves, without being weighed down by the chattels of our lives.
Simplicity is something we should strive for, but also recognise that a) it's not for everyone, all of the time, and b) it's not necessarily easy! Like Einstein says, "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler".
Charles Mingus -Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.
Hans Hofmann - The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
E. F. Schumacker - Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage—to move in the opposite direction.
Albert Einstein - Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Laura Ingalls Wilder - It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
Eleanor Roosevelt - A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
Henry David Thoreau - Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!… We are happy in proportion to the things we can do without.