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Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach is a great book for women of all ages. There are inspirational quotes and stories that help women reflect to create a more productive and balanced life. We often share some of these quotes on twitter. (We have not included every quote.)
Each month there is a theme that drives the quotes and essays. We hope to share these quotes with you in the upcoming months. We hope you enjoy. If you like them please share with others and visit back for more inspirational quotes for women.
“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June. – L.M. Montgomery
6.1 “House ordering is my prayer, and when I have finished my prayer is answered. And bending, stooping, scrubbing, purifies my body as prayer doesn’t.” Jessamyn West
6.2 “Style is to see beauty in modesty.” Andree Putmam
6.3 “Ask and it shall be given to you, seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you.” Matthew 7:7
6.4 “Style has nothing to do with money. Anybody can do it with money. The true art is to do it on a shoestring.” Tom Hogan
6.5 “All one really needs is a divinely attractive bed.” Mrs. Winston Guest
6.6 “If I were a psychiatrist, I think I would like to inspect my patients’ bathrooms before investigating any other area of their lives.” Mark Hampton
6.7 “Some of the living-rooms we see have really no right to the name; they are so unattractive they ought, instead, to be called existing rooms. I like to think of the word “living rooms” being short for the joy-of-living rooms – full of life and happiness and beauty.” Lucy Throop
6.8 “When we are authentic, when we keep our spaces simple, simply beautiful living takes place.” Alexandra Stoddard
6.9 “A confused mind cannot direct deft hands and what is more confusing than a cluttered, disorderly place to work? What is more uninviting, too? The grateful appearance of order – this is the one important way women judge each other’s house keeping. And every efficient housekeeper knows that in no room does it count more than the kitchen.” Women’s Home Companion Aug 1924
6.10 “In solitude we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to our details around us.” Virginia Woolf
6.11 “Tidied all my papers. Tore up and ruthlessly destroyed much. This is always great satisfaction.” Katherine Mansfield
6.12 “And still she slept an azure-lidded sleep / In Blanched linen, smooth, and lavender’d.” John Keats
6.13 “The array of pots rather amazed her at first, but John was so fond of jelly, and the nice little jars would look so well on the top shelf.” Louisa May Alcott
6.14 “The English rose greets the summer garden with a profusion of colour and perfume and doors and windows are thrown open to allow the season’s intoxicating atmosphere to envelop us and our homes.” Syndney A. Sykes
6.15 “The holiest of all holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart, the secret anniversaries of the heart.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
6.16 “I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred, I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
6.17 “There never has been a house so bad that it couldn’t be made over into something worthwhile.” Elsie De Wolfe
6.18 “And the day came when the risk [it took] to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin
6.19 “Gardening is the instrument of grace.” May Sarton
6.20 “Within our heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go.” Louise Driscoll
6.21 “Bloom where you are planted.” Mary Engelbreit
6.22 “It is difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a home-grown tomato.” Lewis Grizzard
6.23 “Now is the high-tide of the year,
And whatever of life has ebbed away
Comes flooding back with the ripply cheer
Now the heart is so full that a drop overfills it,
We are happy now, because God wills it.” James Russell Lowell
6.24 “I’d rather have roses on my table, than diamonds on my neck.” Emma Goldman
6.25 “Plant it with the green side up.” Mary Ann and Frederick McGourty
6.26 “All year round she kept racks full of plants in pots standing on green painted wooden steps. There were rare geraniums, dwarf roses-bushes, spiraeas with misty white and pink plumes.” Colette
6.27 Balm brings you sympathy and Marjoram joy
Sage is lone life … Sweet Woodruff augurs well for health –
A blessing richer far than wealth.
While Lavender means deep devotion,
Herb sweet omen, Rosemary conveys
Affection and remembrance all your days.
May Heaven and Earth and Man combine
To keep these blessings ever thine.” Rachel Page Elliott
6.28 “Little flower – but if I could understand
What you are, root and all, and all in all
I should know what God and [woman] is.” Alfred, Lord Tennyson
6.29 “My soul is a broken field, plowed by pain.” Sara Teasdale
6.30 “All you need is deep within you waiting to unfold and reveal itself. All you have to do is be still and take time to seek for what is within, and you will surely find it.” Eileen Caddy
Check back for more quotes and please visit the April quotes.