Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Some Favorite Quotations

I love quotes. Whenever I'm looking to feel inspired, I turn to my collection of quotations that I've pulled together over time. Here are some of my favorites relating to simplicity and possessions....enjoy!

To have little is to possess.
To have plenty is to be perplexed.
Lao-tzu

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld

An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
Pliny the Younger

It is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed.
Vida D. Scudder

The wise man carries his possessions within him.
Bias

Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.
John Ruskin

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler.
Albert Einstein

Simplicity is the peak of civilization.
Jessie Sampter

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15 comments:

RobFromGa said...

I love quotes too. A few of my favorites...

"I suggest to you there is no left or right, only an up or down. Up to the maximum of individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism" -- Ronald Reagan "A Time For Choosing" speech (1964)

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." --Ronald Reagan

"Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better." -- Jim Rohn

"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our minds."
--Bob Marley, "Redemption Song"

Seize the Day,
Rob
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Matthew Shields said...

Hi , Jenn
You do have some good quotes there, thank you for sharing them
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Philip Graves said...

A favourite of mine...
"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got." Anon

I like the quote about seeing how happy other people are with what one is wishing for... I think the key is seeing how happy they are initially and then a short time later - it's easy to get caught up in that initial wave of consumption pleasure.

John Ho - Melbourne, Australia said...

I also accumulate some good quotes which I use in my writings.

John Ho
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ChristineB said...

I find that occasionally the Pliny quote (a favorite of mine) applies to spouses as well... :-P

David J Parnell said...

An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.

This is a really great quote...

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Scott Bel said...

Hello Jennifer,
great selection of quotes. Thank you

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Lena Milukh said...

I like to read quotes as well.
Thank you for giving few examples
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Cindy Eyanson said...

I just love those quotes!

cindy

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JohnWShoemaker said...

Quotes like you put up here are like a Western version of Haiku's. Short yet full of wisdom. It's like the wisdom of the Very Small Closet. You are Intuitively directed to simplify your life so your time and money opens up to new areas that bring you great rewards.\

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Jennifer Skinner said...

Rob-
Oooh, more quotes, thank you. :-)

ChristineB- LOL How true, how true!!

Jennifer

DIYlawyer said...

Good quotes

Darryl Pace said...

Great post. I greatly enjoy reading what great people have said.

Darryl Pace

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