Living A Simple Life
Read these poems and quotes about living a simple life for encouragement and thoughts on why a simpler lifestyle may be better.
The simple life quotes are thoughts of others for inspiration and motivation, true food for thought on life and how we live it. Feel free to share these poems and quotes with others.
A Plain Life
Poet William Henry Davies
No idle gold - since this fine sun, my friend,
Is no mean miser, but doth freely spend.
No precious stones - since these green mornings show,
Without a charge, their pearls where'er I go.
No lifeless books - since birds with their sweet tongues
Will read aloud to me their happier songs.
No painted scenes - since clouds can change their skies
A hundred times a day to please my eyes.
No headstrong wine - since, when I drink, the spring
Into my eager ears will softly sing.
No surplus clothes - since every simple beast
Can teach me to be happy with the least.
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, ©2005
Busy, rushed, hurried,
Buying, having, doing,
Words for the life
Of the living
Is something missing
Technology, and gadgets
Do we have more time
Are we happy
Where is the time
Time for relaxation
Time for playing
Time for appreciation
Stop and living simply
See the beauty of the sunset
The sound of the wind
The feeling of the sunshine
Simply simplicity will...
Allows you to see
Allows you to feel
Allows you to be free!
A Little More
A little more kindness, a little less creed
A little more giving, a little less greed
A little more smile, a little less frown
A little less kicking, A man when he's down
A little more "we" a little less "I",
A little more laugh, a little less cry,
A little more flowers on the pathway of life
And fewer on graves at the end of the strife.
Simple Life Quotes
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
Treasure the little that you have, work on it, be happy and appreciate life...
Grant Ngobean, In Life
Words To Live By
The simple things in life are usually in front of your eyes.
All you have to do each day is look up into the skies.
Julie Hebert, The Simple Things In Life
Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.
Edwin Way Teale
It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Andersen
Our life is frittered away by detail...
Henry David Thoreau
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