- Thursday, March 22, 2007

Simplicity, my symphony

Life is really simply, but men insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
- Albert Einstein

I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better. They fight for honor at the first challenge, make love with no moral restraint, and they do not for all their marvelous instincts appear to know about death. Being such wonderfully uncomplicated beings, they need us to do their worrying.
- George Bird Evans

To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
- William Henry Channing

Simplicity of character is no hindrance to the subtlety of intellect.
- John Molley

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