88+ Best Simple Life Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Simple life is used to refer to a manner of living in which a person does not own many things or use many modern machines and usually lives in the countryside. Profoundly inspirational simple life quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Simple Life Quotes

Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. William Morris

I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. Nora Ephron

We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like. Dave Ramsey

To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring  these are some of the rewards of the simple life. John Burroughs

Intentionally choosing to live an uncluttered, minimalist and slower life. I want to make time and space for the people and experiences that are most important for our family. Melissa

Stay low, stay quiet, keep it simple, don’t expect too much, enjoy what you have. Dean Koontz

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. Henry David Thoreau

The greatest challenge in life is to be our own person and accept that being different is a blessing and not a curse. A person who knows who they are lives a simple life by eliminating from their orbit anything that does not align with his or her overriding purpose and values. A person must be selective with their time and energy because both elements of life are limited. Kilroy J. Oldster

Every area in our life that is full of stuff is crowding out relationships. As we get rid of the things that consume our time and stress, we make room for those we love the most. Jeff Goins

I’m a simple man without a lot of complicated twists and turns. Look down my throat and you can see out my ass. Liu Cixin

Don’t ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is the special occasion. Toby Mac

There had to be something wrong with my life. I should have been born a Yugoslavian shepherd who looked up at the Big Dipper every night. Haruki Murakami

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

Life is as simple as these three questions What do I want? Why do I want it? And, how will I achieve it? Shannon L. Alder

The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life. Marie Kondo

Well, all I need is the air I breathe and a place to rest my head. OneRepublic

A home with fewer possessions is more spacious, more calming, and more focused on the people who live inside it. Joshua Becker

God can take the ordinary and create the extraordinary. Our incredible God has the power to transform your simple life and give you the life of your dreams. Remarkable things happen in your life when you believe. Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Be a curator of your life. Slowly cut things out until you’re left only with what you love, with what’s necessary, with what makes you happy. Leo Babauta

I’m not going to be wearing a single piece of jewelry tonight. I was born a Tung, and I have nothing to prove to anyone. Kevin Kwan

Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all. Nathan W. Morris

The joy found in the simple things can brighten the darkest of days. Allene vanOirschot

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. Oprah Winfrey

Potatoes have much more staying power than caviar. Mark Helprin

The greatest wealth is to live content with little. Plato

Throw away your luxury, then come and talk to me. Abhijit Naskar

Living with only the bare essentials has not only provided superficial benefits such as the pleasure of a tidy room or the simple ease of cleaning, it has also led to a more fundamental shift. It’s given me a chance to think about what it really means to be happy. Fumio Sasaki

Life is very simple and everything is crystal clear. Only our thoughts are complex and vision, blurred. Bhuwan Thapaliya

When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in. Kristin Armstrong

When you simplify your life, you will be able to see the life much better because with a simple life you get rid of the obstacles that prevents your horizons! Mehmet Murat ildan

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. Robert Brault

A simple life gives birth to more clarity, inner peace and meaningful relationships. Margo Vader

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. Epictetus

I floundered over job listings and career discussions with headhunters, none of them appealing to me, the idea of going back to a nine to five job, crammed into subway cars like cattle, staring at spreadsheets all day with Micromanaging Marks and Type A Taras hovering around me a soul-crushing prospect. K.A. Tucker

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust

This was the pattern of my days, a simple life led by natural rhythms rather than the requirements and expectations of others. Neil Ansell

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus

We have a choice to lead a simple life, but one that is truly rich in meaning. Avijeet Das

The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing. Hannah Whitall Smith

Be careful about trading your simple way of life with popularity popularity will not fulfill you in the end. Bert McCoy

Happiness cannot be traveled to owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. Denis Waitley

Simple things are the most difficult ones; they enquire much more than one thought of ordinariness. Laura Chouette

My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do. Francine Jay

Life is simple. Humans make it complicated. Torron Lee Dewar

I will not say yes when my heart says no. Courtney Carver

The Wilders, of course, paid no attention to her exuberance, continuing to live a frugal existence among their pigs and hens, entertained by a self re newing circle of farm cats and their preternaturally gifted Airedale terrier, Nero, who would sit politely at the dinner table like a member of the family, eating off his own plate. Caroline Fraser

How we spend our days is how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard

I am convinced that a better future will come for our planet in general, when the chemistry behind our emotions is thoroughly taught at school. Rodolfo Peon

I don’t say no because I am so busy. I say no because I don’t want to be so busy. Courtney Carver

Silently and sadly, the village lived its simple life. Amos Oz

Simplicity boils down to two things identify the essential and eliminate the rest. Leo Babauta

Say what you would about the pandemic, at least it had helped slow down the rat race. It had also got people thinking more about the world to come. In communities like Salvation City, life had become simpler and more purpose-driven. People were sticking closer to home, spending more time with their families. And everywhere church attendance had soared. Sigrid Nunez

Being organized isn’t about getting rid of everything you own or trying to become a different person, it’s about living the way you want to live, but better. Andrew Mellen

Sensuality was meant to simplify life, not make it more complicated. Lebo Grand

Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do. Charles Spurgeon

Life leads us into its spaces slowly. We’re not sure what awaits us next. We set out to explore it, moving circumspectly, with a sense of anticipation then suddenly it opens up and teases us with its transparency. Bhuwan Thapaliya

The key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. Steve Covey

Your desire for unrestrained comfort is the oligarch’s superpower. Cut yourself off from luxury, and you’ll cut off the oligarchs from their powers. Abhijit Naskar

Do the work of naming the highest, eulogy worthy priorities in your life. Then do the work of putting them at the center of your life, every day. Brooke McAlary

I just want to live simply and pay attention to what’s happening each day. Kent Haruf

When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar. Victoria Moran

A minimalist by intent, I live a beautiful life with fewer things simple, yet full. Laurie Buchanan

A person must be selective with their time and energy because both elements of life are limited. Kilroy J. Oldster

The simplest things are overlooked. And yet, it is the simplest things that are the most essential. Thomas Lloyd Qualls

Life is better when we don’t try to do everything. Learn to enjoy the slice of life you experience, and life turns out to be wonderful. Leo Babauta

Tell the truth. It’s your duty to do so. It’s up to them how they take in the information. Keep it real. J.R. Rim

When we are content, our daily actions are infused with a quiet satisfaction that we share with those around us. We become aware of and responsible for other people’s well being and they, in turn, for ours. Louisa Thomsen Brits

For a few minutes I tried to empty my mind entirely, to concentrate solely on breathing sometimes it’s useful to rediscover simpler pleasures of life. Romain Gary

Simple pleasures are the last healthy refuge in a complex world. Oscar Wilde

Escape from complicated life! Take refuge in simple life! You will find three treasures there Healthy body, peaceful mind and a life away from ambitious fools! Mehmet Murat ildan

There are often many things we feel we should do that, in fact, we don’t really have to do. Getting to the point where we can tell the difference is a major milestone in the simplification process. Elaine St. James

My new deliberate and slower pace has created a higher quality in my experiences. Lisa J. Shultz

A person who knows who they are lives a simple life by eliminating from their orbit anything that does not align with his or her overriding purpose and values. A person must be selective with their time and energy because both elements of life are limited. Kilroy J. Oldster

The simple pleasures of life give us lasting satisfaction. Avijeet Das

Set expectations for yourself that are not based on what you believe everyone else is doing. Julie Hage

Life’s so much simpler when you’re dead! Stewart Stafford

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

They want me. I want them. I want this place. I want everything to be simple and beautiful and warm. Jackson Pearce

To find the universal elements enough, to find the air and the water exhilarating, to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring  these are some of the rewards of the simple life. John Burroughs

To realise the soothing power of simple life is to find the secret of happiness! Mehmet Murat ildan

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. Eleonora Duse

Life would be simpler without paying bills and the common worries we have today, although I’m not so sure I like replacing them with the constant threat of zombies. Jason Medina

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Khalil Gibran

The true purpose of tidying is to live in the most natural state possible. Owning only what we love and what we need is the most natural condition. By putting our house in order, we can live in our natural state. We choose those things that bring us joy and cherish what is truly precious in our lives. Marie Kondō

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. Helen Keller

But from their first word of him, from the message that he was found and was alive, none of the people of Carlow had really doubted it. They are simple country people, and they know that God is good. Booth Tarkington