(The following quotes are from the Quote Garden):
Eliminate physical clutter. More importantly, eliminate spiritual clutter. ~ D.H. Mondfleur
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. ~ Confucius
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough. ~Author Unknown
*this is good Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things. ~ Elise Boulding
To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life. ~ John Burroughs
The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple. ~ Doris Janzen Longacre
The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results. ~ Albert Einstein
Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. ~ Lao Tzu
We don't need to increase our goods nearly as much as we need to scale down our wants. Not wanting something is as good as possessing it. ~ Donald Horban
Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves. ~ Edwin Way Teale
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
From the Quotations Page, a few from Henry David Thoreau
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new. ~ "Walden", 1854
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.