TOP 30+ Amazing Minimalism Quotes and Simplicity Quotes That Will Inspire You

TOP 30+ Amazing Minimalism Quotes and Simplicity Quotes That Will Inspire You


“But I deal with this by meditating and by understanding I’ve been put on the planet to serve humanity. I have to remind myself to live simply and not overindulge, which is a constant battle in a material world.” -Sandra Cisneros, 1954.

“There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.” -Jackie French Koller, 1948.  


“Simplicity involves unburdening your life, and living more lightly with fewer distractions that interfere with a high quality life, as defined uniquely by each individual.” -Linda Breen Pierce, 1947.


“One of the advantages of being born in an affluent society is that if one has any intelligence at all, one will realize that having more and more won’t solve the problem, and happiness does not lie in possessions, or even relationships: The answer lies within ourselves. If we can’t find peace and happiness there, it’s not going to come from the outside.” -Tenzin Palmo, 1943.


“The intention of voluntary simplicity is not to dogmatically live with less. It’s a more demanding intention of living with balance. This is a middle way that moves between the extremes of poverty and indulgence.” -Duane Elgin, 1940s.


“We really must understand that the lust for affluence in contemporary society is psychotic. It is psychotic because it has completely lost touch with reality. We crave things we neither need nor enjoy.” -Richard Foster, 1940s.


“The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn’t simple.” -Doris Janzen Longacre, 1940.


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“Any half-awake materialist well knows – that which you hold holds you.” –Tom Robbins, 1936.


“The simplest things are often the truest.” -Richard Bach, 1936.


“Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth, or power. Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter.” -Harold Kushner, 1935.


“If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements.” -The Dalai Lama, 1935.


“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” -Thich Nhat Hanh, 1926.


“The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.” -Elise Boulding, 1920.


“You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.” -Vernon Howard, 1918.


“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.” -E.F. Schumacher, 1911.


“I am a minimalist. I like saying the most with the least.”― Bob Newhart


“The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don't.”― Joshua Becker

“It's not always that we need to do more but rather that we need to focus on less.”― Nathan W. Morris


“I've found that the less stuff I own, the less my stuff owns me.”― Nathan W. Morris

“Your home is living space, not storage space.”― Francine Jay

“Prose is architecture and the Baroque age is over.”― Ernest Hemingway


“So much seems impossible until it happens. But perfect opportunities do exist and when they come into your life, you can either feel unworthy or not ready and push them away, or you can accept them with a heartfelt thank you. It’s so easy to say no to everything you’ve ever wanted. The hardest thing can be to say yes.”― Lucy Fuggle


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“I wanted to live how I really wanted, even if that meant turning against what everyone I knew was doing. I didn’t want to be close to the action or save on rent by sharing space anymore. I wanted to live somewhere with quiet views of the mountains, surrounded by nature and with plenty of time to sit, read, write and think.”― Lucy Fuggle

“When you are really rich, you do not mind coming across as poor or broke.”― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“You sell off the kingdom piece by piece and trade it for a horse that will take you anywhere.”― Colin Wright, My Exile Lifestyle


The secret of happiness is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” Socrates

“Have less. Do more.” Anonymous

“Enjoy your favorite things every day by only owning your favorite things.” Anonymous

“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.” Anonymous


“Less is more.” Anonymous

“Live with less.” Anonymous

“Minimalism is asking why before you buy.” Francine Jay

“The less I needed, the better I felt.” Charles Bukowski

“If it doesn’t matter, get rid of it.” Anonymous

“Minimalism, as a lifestyle, is the art of letting go.” Anonymous


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