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338 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.



The greatest ideas are the simplest.

Longer Version:

The greatest ideas are the simplest. Now there was something to be done they worked with passion.



I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.



Living simply makes loving simple.



There must be more to life than having everything.



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.



Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.



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.



I prefer the honestly simple to the ingeniously wicked.



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.



Stay low, stay quiet, keep it simple, don't expect too much, enjoy what you have.



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.



Transforming the complex to the simple is pure genius.



The simpler the life, the happier we get!



Often removing is improving.



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.



The most complicated thing for people is simplicity.



All the problems you have are simple. What's complicated is getting you to see simplicity.



Hope is born in simple places to simple hearts that have enough space for a miracle to happen.



If you don't make it simple you simply are not going to make it.



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.

Longer Version:

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.



In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple.



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.



Simplicity, suitability and proportion.



In the beginning was simplicity.



Simplicity of approach is always best.



Three Tips: Simplify, Simplify, Simplify.



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.



A simple love can be deeper than any ocean.



Minimalism is a journey from the compulsion to consciousness, consumerism to common sense.



If one bite fills you, you don't need two.



Progress is discovering what you can do without.



The river of my village doesn't make you think about anything.
When you're at its bank you're only at its bank.



To say more while saying less is the secret of being simple.



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.



The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.



Straightforwardness and simplicity are in keeping with goodness.



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.'


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