Simplicity Quotes

Best selected simplicity quotes by some famous people of their times for you. These simplicity quotes will motivate and inspire you and will make you much wiser about the subject.


Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~Leonardo DaVinci

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

Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. ~Lao Tzu

Anything simple always interests me. ~David Hockney

I go about looking at horses and cattle. They eat grass, make love, work when they have to, bear their young. I am sick with envy of them. ~Sherwood Anderson

Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache. ~Philip Wylie

More good has been accomplished by simple people seeking their own honest ends than by all the philanthropists in history. ~Robert Brault

Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food. ~Frank A. Clark

The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple. ~Doris Janzen Longacre

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

Our affluent society contains those of talent and insight who are driven to prefer poverty, to choose it, rather than submit to the desolation of an empty abundance. ~Michael Harrington

Remember that in giving any reason at all for refusing, you lay some foundation for a future request. ~Arthur Helps

The best things in life are not only free, but the line is shorter. ~Robert Brault

People overestimate the pleasure they'll get from having more stuff. This does not apply to new rose bushes, crayons, or yarn stashes. ~Dr. SunWolf

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need. ~Vernon Howard

The greatest truths are the simplest: so likewise are the greatest men. ~Augustus William Hare

What a unique treasure are the things we have learned to live without, for no thief can take them from us. ~Robert Brault

We don't need to increase our goods nearly as much as we need to scale down our wants. Not wanting something is as good as possessing it. ~Donald Horban

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

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination. ~Elbert Hubbard

I'm just a simple guy, I live from day to day. A ray of sunshine melts my frown and blows my blues away. ~Jimmy Page

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

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. ~Albert Einstein

To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment than almost anything else in the world. ~Charles Dudley Warner

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

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. ~Confucius

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