Why is the Simple Life Not So Simple?

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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.  ~Leonardo DaVinci


Live simply that others might simply live.  ~Elizabeth Seaton


The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn’t simple.  ~Doris Janzen Longacre


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


Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.  ~Author Unknown


Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.  ~Albert Einstein


The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.  ~Hans Hofmann, Introduction to the Bootstrap, 1993


Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought. – Thomas Hazlitt, the British essayist 

Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.Winston Churchill

Whenever I have met a business proposition which, after taking thought, I could not reduce to simplicity, I have left it alone. Henri Deterding, director general of Royal Dutch Oil

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. Will Rogers

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