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14 Inspirational Quotes on Simplifying Your Life


The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak
Hans Hofmann

My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
Ernest Hemingway

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.
Henry David Thoreau

Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.
Edwin Way Teale

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Confucius

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci

Very often, people confuse simple with simplistic. The nuance is lost on most.
Clement Mok

The aspects of things that are most important to us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed – it is a process of elimination.
Elbert Hubbard

Our life is frittered away by detail… Simplify, simplify.
Henry Thoreau

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Albert Einstein

Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life.
Katherine F. Gerould

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.
Lin Yutang

Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. 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.
Elise Boulding



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  • [a} June 15, 2007, 9:36 pm

    excellent!!!!

  • SpiKe June 19, 2007, 11:09 am

    Nice read

  • re-stive June 20, 2007, 12:34 pm

    good quotes

  • Henrik Edberg June 22, 2007, 9:47 am

    I´m glad you liked the quotes.

  • fuwis September 10, 2007, 11:33 pm

    nice one. try it

  • Magesh October 31, 2007, 10:22 am

    good ones…

  • Gianna February 12, 2009, 12:03 am

    SIMPLIFY!