- In some uses, simplicity can imply beauty, purity, or clarity. In the context of human lifestyle, simplicity can denote freedom from hardship, effort or confusion. Specifically, it can refer to a simple living style.
- Simplicity is a theme in the Christian religion. God is infinitely simple. Simplicity involves the simplifying of one's life in order to focus on things that are most important and disregarding or avoiding things seen as least important.
- We are loaded with external good, and miserable in spiritual life. We have in abundance that which we can go without, and are infinitely poor in the one thing needful.
- Simplicity is a state of mind. It dwells in the main intention of our lives. A man is simple when he is honest and naturally human. This is neither easy nor impossible. It consists in putting our acts and aspirations in accordance with the law of our being.
- Simplicity and lowly station, plain dress, a modest dwelling, slender means, these things seem to go together. No class has the prerogative of simplicity. No dress, however humble in appearance, is its unfailing badge. Its dwelling need not be a garret. There are people who live simply, and others who do not.
- The benefit of simplicity is that it provides more peace in your life. Simplicity assists you in creating clear goals, focusing on your actions, and getting more done. These factors help in eliminating the clutter and stress produced by undefined goals or purpose. It provides peace and tranquility in your life.
- The benefits of simplicity are under-reacting, self-care, better health, more engaged relationships, hope, massive freedom and benevolence. When we free up resources, need less to be happy, and have time to consider what matters most, we simply become more loving, caring, and giving. These tangible benefits are the secret behind being more with less. Just a taste of the inner workings of simplicity inspires us to go after even more simplicity. We naturally want less of the meaningless stuff and more of what really matters.
- The economic benefits of simplicity can manifest themselves in many ways. Simpler communications were more likely to be read improve the relationship between the institution and the customer. Those who receive the less complex documents are more likely to believe the institution values and acts in the best interests of its customers. They will find the institution to be easy to do business with, and they are more likely to remain with the institution over time.
- Voluntary simplicity is less about doing without certain things, and more about having just enough. Voluntary simplicity means different things to different people and in different situations. Your level of simplicity depends on your responsibilities to other people. It does not mean abandoning legitimate commitments or imposing your values on other people.
- The first step towards a voluntarily simple life is to gradually begin paring your life down to basic essentials - the things, activities and relationships. The goal here is to unburden yourself of possessions and activities that lock you into the “rat race” of earning more and more money to pay for more and more things you don’t really need; and to free up more time, resources, and energy for things that add real quality and meaning to your life.
- Simplifying your life and letting go of what’s not important and what you can’t control, without being distracted by worries about what happened earlier or what might happen next. It’s the worry and the desire to be elsewhere that makes people unhappy not what they are actually doing. By clearing out the clutter and distractions, you create (and enjoy) the life you truly want.
- Simplicity leads to life of contentment with desires no more than housing, clothing, food, health and relationships. Simplicity breeds honesty. No ulterior motives. No hidden meanings. Absence of hypocrisy, duplicity, political games, and verbal superficiality. As simplicity, honesty and integrity characterize our lives, there will be no need to manipulate others.
- We can't take anything with us when we die. So, don't allow possessions to anchor you to an unfulfilling life. Live life while you have a life to live!
That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest ... Henry David Thoreau
Rich people do not deserve to be rich, poor people do not deserve to be poor.