25 of the Best Quotes to Simplify Your Life

  1. "As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness." 
    -- Henry David Thoreau

  2. "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." -- Confucius

  3. "Voluntary simplicity means going fewer places in one day rather than more, seeing less so I can see more, doing less so I can do more, acquiring less so I can have more." -- John Kabat-Zinn

  4. "Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials." 
    -- Lin Yutang

  5. "The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook." -- William James

  6. "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius--and a lot of courage--to move in the opposite direction." -- Ernst F. Schumacher

  7. "Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity." -- Thor Heyerdahl

  8. "Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough."
    -- Charles Warner

  9. "Clutter and confusion are failures of design, not attributes of information."
    -- Edward R. Tufte

  10. "If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable." 
    -- Rainer Maria Rilke

  11. "If you can't explain it to a 6-year-old, you don't understand it yourself."
    -- Albert Einstein

  12. "The height of sophistication is simplicity." -- Clare Boothe Luce

  13. "The greatest ideas are the simplest." -- William Golding

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

  15. "There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth."
    -- Leo Tolstoy

  16. "Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify." -- Henry David Thoreau

  17. "A simple man will have only what he needs, and he will know the difference between what he needs and what he wants. We feel that whatever we want, we desperately need. But before we possess the world, to our wide surprise we see that the world has already possessed us." -- Sri Chinmoy

  18. "Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains." -- Steve Jobs

  19. "The greatest wealth is to live content with little." -- Plato

  20. "Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification." -- Martin H. Fischer

  21. "When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It's very simple." -- Paulo Coelho

  22. "The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak." -- Hans Hofmann

  23. "Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily." -- James J. Corbett

  24. "Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves." -- Edwin Way Teale

  25. "You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be."
    -- David Viscott






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