A Quote by Duane Elgin on simplicity, simple life, and rich

The essence of voluntary simplicity is living in a way what is outwardly simple and inwardly rich.

Duane Elgin

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on simple, religion, temples, complicated, philosophy, brain, heart, temple, kindness, and simplicity

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

Dalai Lama

Source: Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Physics: Toward a Union of Love and Knowledge‎ - Page 60

Contributed by: neda

A Quote by Sherman Alexie on coffee, seattle, and simplicity

Being a coffee addict and living in Seattle is like being an alcoholic and having a studio apartment in the middle of a brewery.
And here in Seattle, you go into a coffee shop, and you get people who are ordering their double caffeinated cappuccino organic soy wheat free-range coffee bean grown in one-acre, you know, freedom-fighting plots in Colombia. But I like my coffee straight and black. I like it simple.

Sherman Alexie

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh on simple pleasures, husbands, wives, spouses, eating, breakfast, simplicity, and communion

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 Morrow Lindbergh

Source: Gift from the Sea: 50th Anniversary Edition

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Mr. on simplicity, complexity, achievemnet, and mr prophet

Simplicity can be very complex to achieve.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

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A Quote by John P. Haines on travel, backpacking, independent travel, and simplicity

Independent travel does that, bringing temporarily together these wandering ships that would otherwise pass in the night. Relationships were mostly brief and sometimes downright fleeting. The barriers and masks of settled existence melted away, allowing strangers to become fast friends, if only for a day. We travellers needed that, having deliberately stepped away from the social safety net of family, school, work and community.

John Haines

Source: In Search of Simplicity: A True Story that Changes Lives, Pages: 68

Contributed by: John

A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on life, knowledge, simplicity, middle way, and middle course

Our life has a boundary but there is no boundary to knowledge.
To use what has a boundary to pursue what is limitless is dangerous;
with this knowledge, if we still go after knowledge, we will run into trouble.
Do not do what is good in order to gain praise.
If you do what is bad be sure to avoid the punishment.
Follow the Middle Course, for this is the way to keep yourself together,
to sustain your life, to care for your parents and to live for many years.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu - translated by Martin Palmer and Elizabeth Breuilly

Contributed by: Ernest

A Quote by Mother Clare Watts on simplicity, humility, know god, and spirituality

Insomuch as you can be simple and humble, and you can want nothing more than to know and serve God, you can rise to the heights of spiriitual life.

Clare Watts

Contributed by: Suzanna

A Quote by Farland on simplicity and abundance

"The less we have, the more room we have to live the right sized lives." from What we might learn to live without and why

Farland Fish


Contributed by: Terrill

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