To find the universal elements enough to

To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life.  ~John Burroughs

Frugality is one of the most beautiful

Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying.  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.  ~Elise Boulding

In proportion as he simplifies his life

In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness.  ~Henry David Thoreaucommonly misquoted as As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler. walden.org/Library/Quotations/The_Henry_D._Thoreau_Mis-Quotation_Page