Do you feel like life is just too complicated? Like you’re always juggling too many things and never really getting anywhere? It sounds like you need to simplify your life. Check out these 50 simple living quotes to inspire you to declutter your life and live a happier, more fulfilling life.

Simple Living Quotes

If you’re looking for some inspiration to live more simply, look no further! Quotes are a great way to inspire and motivate yourself. They can provide you with the kick in the butt you need to start making changes in your life or help keep you on track when things get tough.

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  • The goal of life: simple but not empty. ― Terri Guillemets
  • Remember, the things with which we choose to surround ourselves tell our story. Let’s hope it’s not “I choose to live in the past,” or “I can’t finish the projects I start.” Instead, let’s aim for something like, “I live lightly and gracefully, with only the objects I find functional or beautiful.― Francine JayThe Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide: How to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify Your Life
  • 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
  • A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with—that’s poverty—but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . . 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
  • When simple is more than enough, you will feel happy more than enough! ― Mehmet Murat ildan
  • Too many of us are over-committing to others and under-committing to ourselves. Let’s stop living at a frantic pace if our hearts are pulling us to a slower, more focused way of life. Let’s start honoring our own needs for rest, self-care, and balance. Let’s recommit to our own vision and finally listen to the voice inside. ― Erica Layne, The Minimalist Way: Minimalism Strategies to Declutter Your Life and Make Room for Joy
  • Living life with contentment is the greatest well-being. ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  • A simple life gives birth to more clarity, inner peace, and meaningful relationships. ― Margo Vader
  • Live simply so that others may simply live. — Mahatma Gandhi
  • Life is simple. It’s what we believe about life that complicates it. — Byron Katie
  • A little simplicity would be the first step toward rational living, I think. — Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Enjoy simple things with total intensity. Just a cup of tea can be a deep meditation.
  • Life is simple. You just have to stop trying to figure it out. — Marty Rubin
  • Life is amazingly good when it’s simple and amazingly simple when it’s good. – Terri Guillemets
  • Living simply makes loving simple. – Bell Hooks
  • The greatest wealth is to live content with little. – Plato
  • Within nothingness, there is infinite potential. It means that human beings are born possessing nothing. Yet within all of us lies infinite potential. For this reason, there is nothing to fear. There is nothing to worry about. This is truth.― Shunmyō Masuno, The Art of Simple Living: 100 Daily Practices from a Japanese Zen Monk for a Lifetime of Calm and Joy
  • And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered. But most of all, I learned that life is about sitting on benches next to ancient creeks with my hand on her knee and sometimes, on good days, for falling in love. ― Nicholas Sparks

Simple Life Quotes

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

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Simplify Your Life Quotes

Check out these quotes and see if any of them resonate with you. Maybe they’ll inspire you to take steps to simplify your own life!

  • The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
    Hans Hofmann
  • Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify. ― Henry David Thoreau
  • Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece, after all. ― Nathan W. Morris
  • Simplify your life. You don’t grow spiritual, you shrink spiritual. Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
  • Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy. ― Isaac Newton
  • Your life will be simplified when you choose inaction when no action is required and choose action when action is required! ― Mehmet Murat ildan
  • Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. — Da Vinci
  • The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go. — Steve Maraboli
  • Free yourself from the complexities of your life! A life of simplicity and happiness awaits you. — Steve Maraboli
  • I began to realize how simple life could be if one had a regular routine to follow with fixed hours, a fixed salary, and very little original thinking to do. — Roald Dahl
  • Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “When I think about adding a new thing to my home, I think first of its beauty, second of its utility, and finally of its staying power. ― Erin Boyle, Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More
  • A happy life must be, to a great extent, a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live. ― Bertrand Russell
  • What’s really important is to simplify. The work of most photographers would be improved immensely if they could do one thing: get rid of the extraneous. If you strive for simplicity, you are more likely to reach the viewer.―  William Albert Allard
  • Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful. ― John Maeda
  • Have the courage to build your life around what is really most important to you. ― Joshua Becker
  • 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
  • Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases, he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity. — Henry David Thoreau

Simplify your life quotes

  • 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 non-essentials. ― Lin Yutang

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Declutter your life quotes

Here are more quotes to inspire you to live a simpler life. Hopefully, these quotes will help motivate and encourage you to declutter your life and make things easier. Enjoy!

  • Less is more. Robert Browning
  • Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. William Morris
  • A minimalist by intent, I live a beautiful life with fewer things—simple yet full. ― Laurie Buchanan, PhD
  • The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t. Joshua Becker
  • Minimalism isn’t about removing the things you love. It’s about removing the things that distract you from the things you love. Joshua Becker
  • Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough. Charles Dudley Warner
  • Everything we possess that is not necessary for life or happiness becomes a burden, and scarcely a day passes that we do not add to it. ― Robert Brault
  • And after all, the wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials, in reducing the problems of philosophy to just a few — the enjoyment of the home… of living… of nature.  Lin Yutang
  • Material blessings, when they pass beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache. ― Philip Wylie
  • Remember: you are not what you own. Storing all those books doesn’t make you any smarter; it just makes your life more cluttered. ― Francine Jay
  • While you are alive collect moments, not things, earn respect, not money, and enjoy love, not luxuries. – Aarti Khurana
  • The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life. – Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
  • Joy comes not through possession or ownership but through a wise and loving heart. –Buddha
  • We need more. No more stuff or money, opportunities or challenges. We need more authenticity. We need more peace. – Meg Meeker
  • Minimalism is not that you should own nothing. But that nothing should own you. – Joshua Becker, The Minimalist Home
  • More was never the answer. The answer, it turned out, was always less. ― Cait Flander
  • 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

Declutter your life quotes

  • Don’t feel guilty about saying no to the nonessentials in life! — Simplicity is saying yes to joy by saying no to overmuch, overwhelm, overdoing, over having, over being. ― Terri Guillemets

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Final Thoughts

I hope you’ve found some inspiration from these quotes and that they help you to live a simple life full of happiness and love.
One of the most beautiful things about life is that it never ceases to surprise us. The twists and turns are what make life so interesting and different every day. And yet, through all this change, we can still find peace in our hearts if we allow ourselves to feel it. It’s not easy, but when you do finally get there, the sense of accomplishment will be worth more than anything else you could have done with your time on Earth. So look for opportunities today that bring simplicity and meaning into your life.

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Hermione M.

My name is Hermione. I am the founder of WomenH and I write about women's health, wellness, mental health, and personal growth. I created this platform to inspire women to take care of themselves mentally, physically, and emotionally to become their best selves. Thank you for stopping by.

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