86+ Best Simple Living Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Simple living encompasses a number of different voluntary practices to simplify one’s lifestyle. These may include, for example, reducing one’s possessions, generally referred to as minimalism, or increasing self-sufficiency. Profoundly inspirational Simple Living quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Simple Living 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 from Simple Lionheart Life

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

It is desirable that a man live in all respects so simply and preparedly that if an enemy take the town he can walk out the gate empty handed and without anxiety. Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The greatest wealth is to live content with little. Plato

Potatoes have much more staying power than caviar. Mark Helprin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Simpler the outfit, wiser the outlook. Abhijit Naskar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When simple is more than enough, you will feel happy more than enough! Mehmet Murat ildan

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

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

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

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

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

My choice of a lighter lifestyle has brought me a greater sense of well being. In a world that often seems stressful and chaotic, that’s a feeling I cherish. Lisa J. Shultz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t make your life complicated, live simply. MJ Jabican

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

Live like oxygen you’ll have no wall in all living matters. Kangoma Kindembo

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

One chair for solitude, two for friendship, and three for society. Henry David Thoreau

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

In an age of complexity, it is not easy to live a simple life or to practice simplicity. Debasish Mridha

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

Sounds simple, doesn’t it, this notion of simplicity? Simple things done simply by a simple person. But it’s not as simple as it seems. Fennel Hudson

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

Joy is found in simple things. Todd Stocker

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

There was nothing abstract or theoretical in his world. The stars had no significance. The sky was not interesting unless it showed probability of rain. He ate corn, corn, corn. He ate beans, beans, beans. Warren Eyster

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

Simple minded people find simple solutions to their problems. Bangambiki Habyarimana

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

Man of simple life envies the man of complex life and man of complex life envies the man of simple life! The solution is simple: Let them taste the lives they envy. And thus the envy will disappear; it will replace with the truth! Mehmet Murat ildan

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

Rich or poor, the same breath of life. Lailah Gifty Akita