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Simplicity Quotes, Sayings about being simple

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I go about looking at horses and cattle. They eat grass, make love, work when they have to, bear their young. I am sick with envy of them.
– Sherwood Anderson

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The happiest heart that ever beat Was in some quiet breast That found the common daylight sweet, And left to Heaven the rest.
– John V. Cheney

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Our life is frittered away by detail… Simplify, simplify, simplify! … Simplicity of life and elevation of purpose.
– Henry David Thoreau

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The rules of soccer are very simple. Basically it’s this: If it moves, kick it; if it doesn’t move, kick it until it does.
– Phil Woosnam

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The object of war is not to die for your country, but to make the other bastard die for his.
– General George S. Patton

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To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment than almost anything else in the world.
– Charles Dudley Warner

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Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplicity, simplicity,simplicity!
– Henry David Thoreau

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There is no cure for birth or death save to enjoy the interval.
– George Santayana

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

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Our life is frittered away by detail… Simplify, simplify
– Henry Thoreau

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There is no greatness where there is not simplicity.
– Leo Tolstoy

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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

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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.
– E.F. Schumacker

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Our affluent society contains those of talent and insight who are driven to prefer poverty, to choose it, rather than submit to the desolation of an empty abundance.
– Michael Harrington

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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

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A refined simplicity is the characteristic of all high bred deportment, in every country, and a considerate humanity should be the aim of all beneath it.
– James F Cooper

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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

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Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.
– Arnold Glasow

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A snowball is simple, direct and familiar to most of us. I use this simplicity as a container for feelings and ideas that function on many levels.
– Andy Goldsworthy

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Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
– Storm Jameson