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I was browsing http://www.brainyquote.com/ website and found that the top one quote on hot topic "life" is an quote from Confucius(http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_life.html):

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated"

I do read part of The Analects of Confucius however I doesn't remember any quote with similar meaning. what is the exact original/source text of quote above? How should I translate it to Chinese? I have tried google translation but only get Vernacular Chinese sentence which of course could not be the original one.

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On the wikipedia page for Confucius, in the "Misattributed" section, you can find this quote:

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

Attributed on the internet but not found in print prior to an attribution in Aero Digest, 1949, p. 115

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    Some source shows it's actually from 《新唐书·陆象先传》: "天下本无事,庸人扰之为烦耳。" a.k.a the well-known saying "世上本无事,庸人自扰之。" – Stan May 12 '16 at 11:06
  • @Stan I think that comment should be an answer. – KWeiss May 12 '16 at 14:13
  • @KWeiss Haven't done enough search work. Maybe Confucius had said something similar. So I didn't put it as an answer. – Stan May 12 '16 at 15:10

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