Simply Great Quotes About Simplicity and Minimalism
K.I.S.S. - "Keep it Simple and Smile" - has always been a favorite of mine and for me, when I remember to take that approach then less grief, and more success and happiness, comes into my life. Here we have assembled the best quotes we could find on simplicity, the simple life, minimalism, - the whole concept of less is more - for you to contemplate. Please share the ones you like best. We wish you a peaceful, relaxing, simply wonderful day!
Live simply so others may simply live.
Simplicity is the glory of expression.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
How many undervalue the power of simplicity! But it is the real key to the heart.
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.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
The greatest ideas are the simplest.
The greatest ideas are the simplest. Now there was something to be done they worked with passion.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
There must be more to life than having everything.
The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable but positive hindrances to our progress. Our life is frittered away by detail. I say let your affairs be as two or three, not a hundred or a thousand. And keep your accounts on your thumb nail.
I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.
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.
Living simply makes loving simple.
Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
I do not over-intellectualise the production process. I try to keep it simple: Tell the damned story.
Less is more.
Pride divides the men, humility joins them.
Discovery is the ability to be puzzled by simple things.
A child of five could understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.
If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.
Today, making money is very simple. But making sustainable money while being responsible to the society and improving the world is very difficult.
By sowing frugality we reap liberty, a golden harvest.
I make myself rich by making my wants few.
Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.
The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
He who is contented is rich.
Man should not consider his material possession his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. Martin H.
Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life.
The most simple things can bring the most happiness.
Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.
The architect should strive continually to simplify; the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty.
Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.
The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.
An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
I feel that my environment reflects my belief in the grace and art and elegance of living simply.
God always takes the simplest way.
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
To be simple is not always as easy as it seems.
Discern the vital few from the trivial many.
Don't rush. Go slowly. Be present.
You don't need more space, you need less stuff.
Keep things simple and practical so that an activity that fuels you doesn't become this massive, daunting obligation. Your self-care activity doesn't need to be yet another thing that lingers on your to-do list.
Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.
Life is simple. You just have to stop trying to figure it out.
Simplicities are enormously complex. Consider the sentence I love you.
Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better.
Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.
When you give your items away, don't keep the excess of your pride.
Simplicity is an exact medium between too little and too much.
Simplicity embarks not on what is seen by the naked eye, but dwelling on what is in the heart.
A world-changing vision often necessitates a profound simplicity in the user experience.
I think the key to writing hit songs is simplicity.
The older I get, the more I desire simplicity.
Simplicity is often one of the greatest strengths.
By small and simple things are great things brought to pass.
Simplifiers ensure that simplicity is always a goal, a benchmark and a means to arrive at success, leaving us with an actionable lesson -- if you want to innovate, simplify is the new disrupt.
Nature has a great simplicity and, therefore, a great beauty.
Simplicity is a strict taskmaster.
Simplicity is the shortest path to a solution.
Simplicity is sometimes sexier in its naked honesty. But simplicity isn't simple. It demands great ingredients and on-point technique.
In times of great complexity, simplicity is compelling.
'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free.
Perfect simplicity is unconsciously audacious.
To be alive is to totally and openly participate in the simplicity and elegance of here and now.
Simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.
Simplicity of life, even the barest, is not a misery, but the very foundation of refinement.
Simplicity is indeed often the sign of truth and a criterion of beauty.
Because your question searches for deep meaning, I shall explain in simple words.
Simple, yet effective!
To every problem, there is a most simple solution.
I feel so strongly that deep and simple is far more essential than shallow and complex.
This problem, once solved, will be simple.
The definition of genius is taking the complex and making it simple.
Yes, everything is simple. It's people who complicate things.
Keep it simple, when you get too complex you forget the obvious.
True happiness is found in simple, seemingly unremarkable things.
Genius is making complex ideas simple, not making simple ideas complex.
When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions.
See the world from another perspective and things would be simple.
I wish for a simple life.
The simpler the life, the happier we get!
The moon fascinates us in her simplicity.
Be a simple nothing and an ordinary nobody because that's the greatest thing you can be.
According to history, quite a few times simple man turned out to be the significant man.
Sometimes simplicity and elegance are indistinguishable from each other.
Simple is her aim; to be a candle that lightens the world with the name of the Beloved.
One must learn to be simple, anyone can manage to be complex.
Hope is born in simple places to simple hearts that have enough space for a miracle to happen.
The grandeur of God reveals itself through simple things.
Nothing is ever as simple as it seems. At the edge of perception, weird things dance and howl.
To be simple is no small matter.
The essence of life is not in the great victories and grand failures, but in the simple joys.
Life itself is simple...it's just not easy.
It's all very simple. But maybe because it's so simple, it's also hard.
Excellent! I cried. Elementary, said he.
A reaction, to be pleasant, must be simple.
There is no problem so complicated that you can't find a very simple answer to it if you look at it right.
Great floods have flown From simple sources.
If you want to destroy a nation, give it too much -- make it greedy, miserable and sick.
The important things are always simple.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
Making the simple complicated is commonplace.
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.
The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple.
It is the simple things of life that make living worthwhile, the sweet fundamental things such as love and duty, work and rest, and living close to nature.
If one's life is simple, contentment has to come.
What we really need is to realize how little we really need.
Every day, I like to wake up and remind myself to be grateful of the simple things.
In the beginning was simplicity.
Simplicity of approach is always best.
Simplicity requires ruthlessness.
True refinement seeks simplicity.
Simplicity is the trademark of genius.
Do few things but do them well, simple joys are holy.
Out of chaos, find simplicity, From discord, find harmony.
The rule is to carry as little as possible.
Avoiding complexity reduces bugs.
Simplicity, cher enfant, is in reality the deepest cunning.
Minimalism is a journey from the compulsion to consciousness, consumerism to common sense.
If one bite fills you, you don't need two.
The river of my village doesn't make you think about anything.
When you're at its bank you're only at its bank.
I want a simple, ordinary life ... like humans enjoy.
Complex things are easy to do. Simplicity's the real challenge.
People who advocate simplicity have money in the bank; the money came first, not the simplicity.
Free yourself from the complexities of your life! A life of simplicity and happiness awaits you.
I am not a genius, I am just curious. I ask many questions. and when the answer is simple, then God is answering.
The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don't.
Simplify your life. You don't grow spiritual, you shrink spiritual.
Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus.
I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.
Simplicity and naturalness are the truest marks of distinction.
Simplicity is the law of nature for men as well as for flowers.
Joy comes not through possession or ownership but through a wise and loving heart.
The true work of art is always on the human scale. It is essentially the one that says, 'less.'
Focus and simplicity...once you get there, you can move mountains.
Out of clutter, find simplicity.
To be simple is the best thing in the world.
To be simple is the best thing in the world; to be modest is the next best thing. I am not sure about being quiet.
Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!
Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumbnail. In the midst of this chopping sea of civilized life, such are the clouds and storms and quicksands and thousand-and-one items to be allowed for, that a man has to live.
Simplicity is the key.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Simplicity is a jewel rarely found.
From naive simplicity we arrive at more profound simplicity.
Nothing is true, but that which is simple.
That's been one of my mantras -- focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex.
That's been one of my mantras -- focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
Simplicity is that grace which frees the soul from all unnecessary reflections upon itself.
Simplicity is not the absence of clutter.
The little things? The little moments? They aren't little.
All the great things are simple.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Simplicity is not a simple thing.
To know you have enough is to be rich.
There is a majesty in simplicity.
There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.
Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
Real elegance is simply a true encounter with oneself.
A person with taste is merely one who can recognize the greatest beauty in the simplest things.
Elegance is elimination.
Elegance is achieved when all that is superfluous has been discarded and the human being discovers simplicity and concentration: the simpler and more sober the posture, the more beautiful it will be.
Simplicity, carried to an an extreme, becomes elegance.
Elegance is refusal.
Good design means as little design as possible.
Design is the conscious effort to impose a meaningful order.
One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in.
In order to be a good gatekeeper, you have to think of your house as sacred space, not storage space.
Simple is hard. Easy is harder. Invisible is hardest.
Design means being good, not just looking good.
Greatness of spirit is accompanied by simplicity and sincerity.
Poor food and water for dinner, a bent arm for a pillow -- that is where joy resides. For me, wealth and renown without honor are nothing but drifting clouds.
How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.
None can be an impartial or wise observer of human life but from the vantage ground of what we should call voluntary poverty.
Voluntary simplicity means going fewer places in one day rather than more, seeing less so I can see more, doing less so I can do more, acquiring less so I can have more.
You might get 85 years on this planet -- don't spend 65 paying off a lifestyle you can't afford.