Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple.
Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
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.
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
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.
To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, This is the best season of your life.
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
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.
How many things are there which I do not want.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.