The Simple Life
All the loveliest things there be
Come simply, or so it seems to me.
-- Edna St. Vincent Millay
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Here the people seem to possess the secret of tranquility and to live
lives of more than surface contentment.  
-- Louise Dickinson Rich
My crown is called content; a crown that seldom kings enjoy. -- William Shakespeare
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Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of
experience and the last effort of genius.  
-- George Sand
A man is rich in proportion to the number
of things which he can do without.
-- Henry David Thoreau
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The simplest things are often the
truest....your obligation in life is to be true
to yourself; from that, all else will flow.
-- Richard Bach
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The little things are infinitely the most
-- Arthur Conan Doyle
Middlebury, Vermont
Cumberland County, Tennessee
St. Helena Parish, Louisiana
Exterior and interior of church, Livingston Parish, Louisiana
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Simonton, Texas
Faith is stronger than fear and fear is the killer of beginnings.  -- Anne H. Aldrich
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There is no greatness where simplicity, goodness and truth are absent.
-- Leo Tolstoy
Wetherfeld, Connecticut
Goodness is the only investment which
never fails.  
-- Unknown
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True happiness comes from a sense of
peace and contentment, which in turn
must be achieved through the cultivation
of altruism, love and compassion.
-- Dalai Lama
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Our lives are frittered away by detail...
simplify, simplify, simplify.
-- Henry David Thoreau
Gainesboro, Tennessee
New Orleans, Louisiana
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All we see of people at any moment is a snapshot of their lives, in richness or
poverty, in joy or despair; snapshots don't show the million events that led to
that moment.  
-- Richard Bach
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There can be too much happiness or too much sadness.  What I'm after is
-- Ray Charles
Seneca County, New York
Simplification would be the first step
toward rational living, I think.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt
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Simple pleasures are the last healthy
refuge in a complex world.
-- Oscar Wilde
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Believe there is a great power silently
working all things for good.
-- Beatrix Potter
Fayette County, Kentucky
Amite, Louisiana
Simplicity of living
gives you sensitivity of
-- Jason Lee
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The richest man,
whatever his lot,
Is he who's content
with what he has got.
-- Dutch Proverb
Spring Glen, New York
All the great things are simple and many can be
expressed in a single word:  justice, honor,
duty, mercy, hope.  
-- Winston Churchill
Sullivan County, Tennessee
Antelope County, Nebraska
Union Church, Jefferson County,
Merrimack County,
New Hampshire