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