This is a collection of my favorite simplicity quotes to live by. These quotes are my daily source of inspiration and I wanted to share them with you today to enlighten your simple living journey.
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“Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them!” – Peace Pilgrim
“The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.” – Steve Maraboli
“Only great minds can afford a simple style” – Stendhal
“The cost of a thing is the amount of life which is required to be exchanged for it.” – Henry David Thoreau
“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” – Lao Tzu
“It’s not only the scenery you miss by going fast, you also miss the sense of where you are going and why” – Eddie Cantor
“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” – Will Rogers
“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” – Lao Tzu
“One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in.” – Francis Jourdain
“To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment than almost anything else in the world.” – Charles Dudley Warner
“Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.” – Charles Dudley Warner
“Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.” – Herbert Hoover
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupe
“Dress to enjoy your day, not so that others can enjoy you.” – Courtney Carver
“Laughter is the best medicine.” – Proverb
“In order to seek one’s own direction, one must simplify the mechanics of ordinary, everyday life.” – Plato
“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” – Socrates
“When you have cleared all of your clutter, you can be of greater service to those around you.” – Michael B. Kitson
“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris
“The more you have, the more you are occupied. The less you have, the more free you are.” – Mother Teresa
“He who hoards much loses much”– Laotse
“Our life is frittered away by detail… Simplify, simplify.” – Henry David Thoreau
“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” – Hans Hofmann
“My philosophy? Simplicity plus variety.” – Hank Stram
“I don’t need a lot of money. Simplicity is the answer for me.” – Linda McCartney
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Last week, I received an awesome review for my book Midway Simplicity by Betsy Talbot of Married With Luggage. Betsy and her husband Warren are the authors of 3 great books: Dream Save Do, Getting Rid of It, and, Stripp Off Your Fear.
Here’s what she said about the Midway Simplicity book:
“I love the way this book is laid out. First there is the explanation of simplicity/minimalism and what it can do for your life. Then follows the chapters by category with advice from some of the top minimalists writing today. It’s like getting all of Tohami’s smarts as the host plus a big dinner party conversation with great minds on minimalism.
I’ve been living simply for several years now, and I still gleaned a lot of insights from this book. I hope Tohami brings more experts together on other related subjects – I really like the way this content was delivered.”