Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! - Henry David Thoreau (Walden; or, Life in the Woods Quotes)

Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity![Also known as:]Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify.

Source:(Ticknor and Fields, ed. 1954), Chapter II. Where I Lived, and What I Lived For, Page 99
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