Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.
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.
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Live simply so that others may simply live.
Live simply that others might simply live.
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.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.