To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty.— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Astonishing Living A Simple Life quotations
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
I remained a socialist for several years, even after my rejection of Marxism;
and if there could be such a thing as socialism combined with individual liberty, I would be a socialist still. For nothing could be better than living a modest, simple, and free life in an egalitarian society.
Finding a way to live the simple life is one of life's supreme complications.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
I am a citizen of the most beautiful nation on earth, a nation whose laws are harsh yet simple, a nation that never cheats, which is immense and without borders, where life is lived in the present. In this limitless nation, this nation of wind, light, and peace, there is no other ruler besides the sea.
To be a warrior is not a simple matter of wishing to be one.
It is rather an endless struggle that will go on to the very last moment of our lives. Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other.
I am a conservative Republican, but I believe in democracy and the separation of church and state. The conservative movement is founded on the simple tenet that people have the right to live life as they please as long as they don't hurt anyone else in the process.
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.
We would all like to be able to live an uncluttered life, a simple life, a good life.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
To be simple means to make a choice about what's important, and let go of all the rest. When we are able to do this, our vision expands, our heads clear, and we can better see the details of our lives in all their incredible wonder and beauty.
No one has it all figured out, especially not the people who are acting like they do and judging you because of it. Pretending to be something you aren't because you're trying to please a bunch of judgmental hypocrites and shitheads is not the way to be happy. Living the life you want to live is. It really is that simple.
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.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible.
To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.
It is the simple things of life that make living worthwhile, the sweet fundamental things such as love and duty, work and rest, and living close to nature.
Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in.
The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple.
The real wealth of a nation is its people.
And the purpose of development is to create an enabling environment for people to enjoy long, healthy, and creative lives. This simple but powerful truth is too often forgotten in the pursuit of material and financial wealth.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
Simplicity of life, even the barest, is not a misery, but the very foundation of refinement.
The 'secret of life' is BELIEF. Rather than genes, it is our beliefs that control our lives. PSYCH-K is a set of simple, self-empowering techniques to change your beliefs and perceptions that impact your life at a cellular level.
As we live and as we are, Simplicity - with a capital "S" - is difficult to comprehend nowadays. We are no longer truly simple. We no longer live in simple terms or places. Life is a more complex struggle now. It is now valiant to be simple: a courageous thing to even want to be simple. It is a spiritual thing to comprehend what simplicity means.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love - even the most simple action.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
What is the difference between a living thing and a dead thing? In the medical world, a clinical definition of death is a body that does not change. Change is life. Stagnation is death. If you don't change, you die. It's that simple. It's that scary.
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.
If you want to know whether you are destined to be a success or a failure in life, you can easily find out. The test is simple and it is infallible: Are you able to save money? If not, drop out. You will lose. You may think not, but you will lose as sure as you live. The seed of success is not in you.
Misfortune can force you into doing things you should be doing anyway.
Lessons come from adversity. Anything can happen to anyone... You can find a new lease on life - more meaning than you thought possible in simple things... Let go. Live in the moment. Go forward.
The holiness of God is like a white light: pure, simple, complete.
But when that light shines, as it were, through the prisms of individual human lives, it breaks into an infinite variety of colors... each one reveals a unique dimension of the divine holiness.
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
I avoid social networks and I try to live a very normal, simple life.
I love spending time and hang out with my friends any time I can. I like a very simple life.
All the buddhas of all the ages have been telling you a very simple fact: Be — don´t try to become. Within these two words, be and becoming, your whole life is contained. Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance." Osho
Even Socrates, who lived a very frugal and simple life, loved to go to the market. When his students asked about this, he replied, "I love to go and see all the things I am happy without.
It is when you finally learn that your are all in your mind that your real life begins.
Don't take life too seriously.
First of all, merely by living a simple life with a heart dedicated to overcoming self-cherishing, we automatically benefit others.
Life is about making choices: you can either spend three quid on a glossy magazine or you can spend it clearing three square metres of minefield and help give people their lives back. As simple as that.
We tried in our simple way to lead our life in a manner that may make a difference to those of others.
Life is this simple: we are living in a world that is absolutely transparent and the divine is shining through it all the time. This is not just a nice story or a fable, it is true.