Monday, November 23, 2009


During the next four weeks we will be looking at simplicity. Here are what some others think on the subject. (I hope you don’t mind, but I made my life a little more simple this week by borrowing from others.)
  • Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art. They seem to be the purpose of God for his whole creation. -Richard Holloway
  • Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough. -Charles Dudley Warner
  • Simplicity is the glory of expression. -Walt Whitman
  • There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth. -Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
  • Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature. -Thomas Kempis
  • Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; from discord find harmony; in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. -Albert Einstein
  • The simplest things are often the truest. -Richard Bach
  • In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Simplicity is the nature of great souls. –Unknown
  • 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
  • The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. -Hans Hofmann
  • To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment than almost anything else in the world. -Charles Dudley Warner
  • Eliminate physical clutter. More importantly, eliminate spiritual clutter. -D.H. Mondfleur
  • 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
  • Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. -William Morris
  • 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

In Christ,


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