862. Nature is what we know – yet have not art to say – so impotent our wisdom to her simplicity. ~Emily Dickinson

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Simplicity is beauty
and beauty is simplicity,
nothing more, nothing less.
~Oscar Wilde

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In character,
in manner,
in style,
in all things
the supreme
excellence
is simplicity.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Simplicity, clarity, singleness:
These are the attributes that give
our lives power and vividness and joy
as they are also the marks of great art.
They seem to be the purpose of
God for his whole Creation.
~Richard Holloway

A pretentious, showy life is an empty life; a plain and simple life is a full life. ~Proverbs 13:7  ✝

**Images via Pinterest, collages created by Natalie

30 thoughts on “862. Nature is what we know – yet have not art to say – so impotent our wisdom to her simplicity. ~Emily Dickinson

  1. Well, I have no idea who is pretentious and who is not, that’s for sure. Seems like a sweeping generalization to me and quite unfair. I can’t imagine that everyone who is pretentious has an empty life. I don’t even know what an empty life means to other people and I sure can’t be the judge of them. I know that all people who have simple lives aren’t nice or fulfilled…that’s a fact. So, other than that, the pictures and poems are gorgeous.

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  2. My first thought when I alway come to your post is what I take as my initial response to always your very first image, then I read to see what mirrors those grabbing images. . . as you know in education, we call that the hook—and your hook here, those sweet pink flowers is what says to me–sweetness, genteel, and in their sweetness resides a gentle simpleness of honesty—lovely indeed my friend 🙂

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