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    Simple Living Quote of the Day

    We'll see how long this lasts, but one of my favorite books is an anthology of simple living quotes called Less is More, edited by Goldian Vandenbroeck. I'm going to try to post a simple living quote of the day by simply opening up the book at random and posting whatever I land on. Goal: Just a little inspiration. Comments and reflections on each are welcome.

    So here is the first one I landed on--appropriate in its brevity for a simple living quote:

    Travel light!
    --Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850-1894.
    "Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it--every, every minute?" Emily Webb, Our Town
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    I just did this! Knew there would be a washer/dryer available so I packed really light. Getting ready to come home and realized I only used about 2/3 of the clothing I packed. Next trip will be even lighter!
    To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer." Mahatma Gandhi
    Be nice whenever possible. It's always possible. HH Dalai Lama
    In a world where you can be anything - be kind. Unknown

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    Apt and succinct. I strive for that.

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    That is an admirable aspiration, but I lean more towards "Bring everything you own with you in case you need it."

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    Catherine: I do like the idea though, and thanks for posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    ...but I lean more towards "Bring everything you own with you in case you need it."
    This describes the contents of my everyday backpack.
    To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer." Mahatma Gandhi
    Be nice whenever possible. It's always possible. HH Dalai Lama
    In a world where you can be anything - be kind. Unknown

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    I'll never be an ultralight packer for travel (I carry all the what if stuff), but I am trying to move through life a little lighter metaphorically. Trying to reduce the burden of carrying expectations and judgements. Trying to see life through other eyes. Not always successful of course, but that's the aim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    That is an admirable aspiration, but I lean more towards "Bring everything you own with you in case you need it."
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    Simple Living Quote of the Day #2

    "We are lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our tastes...Wealth we employ, not for talk or ostentation, but when there is a real use for it." Thucydides, 471?-400? BC
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    "We are lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our tastes...Wealth we employ, not for talk or ostentation, but when there is a real use for it." Thucydides, 471?-400? BC
    This was our football cheer at U of C:

    Themistocles, Thucydides
    The Peloponnesian War
    X-squared, y-squared
    H2SO4
    Who for? What for?
    Who we gonna yell for?
    Go Maroons!

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