My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions but in the fewness of my wants.
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
The best things in life aren't things.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.
Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends... Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.
Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.
Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
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.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
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.
My life is my message.
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.
You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy.
Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyous words in the language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying.
Live simply that others might simply live.
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