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The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.
-- Helen Hayes


Friday, September 5, 1997

Simple power

The simple things are the most powerful. Anyone can devise a complicated solution to a problem. The true genius is able to find a simple, elegant solution.

To gain an aptitude for simplicity, we must experience life directly. We must look not for complex hidden meanings, but rather for what is really there. We must accept on faith what our senses and sensibilities tell us. We must shut out the noise of anger, envy, regret, worry and deception, to experience the quiet power of simplicity.

Simplicity lives in beauty, and in honesty. Simplicity can encompass the whole world, without being consumed by it. Accept what is, for what it is, and you attain the power of simplicity.

— Ralph Marston

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