quotes about living simply

Living simply doesn’t always come easy. Life is full of distractions and temptations. As I’ve continued in my journey to simplify, I’ve also collected simple living quotes that have inspired me along the way and motivate me to keep going. Today I’m sharing the top 25 quotes about living simply in hopes that it will help inspire you too!

The Best Quotes About Living Simply

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” –Hans Hofmann

“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things in life which are the real ones after all.” -Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are.” -Courtney Carver

quotes about living simply

“Enough is a decision not an amount.” -Alison Faulkner

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not.” -Epicurus

quotes about living simply

“Identify what’s most important to you. Eliminate as much as you possibly can of everything else.” -Marc & Angel

“I begin to learn to allow things to happen as they are, rather than how I want them to be. I begin to learn, quite simply, the art of peace.” -Erin Loechner

“Whenever you say yes to something, there is less of you for something else. Make sure your yes is worth the less.” -Lysa TerKeurst

“The more you have, the more you are occupied. The less you have, the more free you are.” -Mother Teresa

quotes about living simply

 “Our excessive possessions are not making us happy. Even worse, they are taking us away from the things that do. Once we let go of the things that don’t matter, we are free to pursue all the things that really do matter.” -Joshua Becker

“Is your home just another place of unmet expectations, to-do lists, and exhaustion? Or is your home a haven, the safest place on earth, a place to come back to, a place to heal, a place to create, a place to rest and simply be? You get to decide.” -Myquillyn Smith

“How we live matters, and what you choose to own will shape your life, whether you choose to admit it or not. Let’s live lightly, freely, courageously, surrounded only by what brings joy, simplicity, and beauty.”  -Shauna Niequist

“Declutter your mind, your heart, your home. Let go of the heaviness that is weighing you down. Make your life simple, but significant.” –Maria Defillo

“I cannot think of a single advantage I’ve ever gained from being in a hurry. But a thousand broken and missed things, tens of thousands, lie in the wake of all the rushing…. Through all that haste I thought I was making up time. It turns out I was throwing it away.” -Ann Voskamp

quotes about living simply

“You need time to think, time to dream, time to talk and time to do nothing at all.” -Brooke McAlary

“Simplifying lets us slow down enough to savor this life.” -Emily Ley

“When we slow down, we are reminded of what matters most.” -Julianna Poplin

quotes about living simply

“Cutting out obligations you don’t enjoy, allows you to spend more time with the people you love and doing the things that bring you joy.” -Brooke Harris

“To simply wait and be bored has become a novel experience in modern life, but from the perspective of concentration training, it’s incredibly valuable.” -Cal Newport

quotes about living simply

“True contentment is not about acquiring more, but being satisfied with greater simplicity and fulfilled by what you already have.” -Carley Hauck

quotes about living simply

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” -Robert Brault

“The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.” –Michael Josephson

quotes about living simply

“Often it is those who live quietly, modestly, and contentedly with a simple life who are the happiest.” –Joshua Becker

“I feel like I should want more, but I don’t. I want less. Less stuff, less rushing, less stress, less noise. Less unnecessary baggage. I want simplicity and I don’t know where to find that in this busy world.” –Brooke Hampton

quotes about living simply

“We are not what we own; we are what we do, what we think and who we love.” –Francine Jay

Favorite quotes about living simply

I hope you enjoyed these simple living quotes as much as I have!

If you’re looking for more inspiration on your journey to simplify and declutter, check out this post on the best books on decluttering and simple living as well as this one that includes the best blogs on simple living, minimalism and decluttering.

May these simple living quotes motivate, encourage, and inspire you along your journey as they have for me.

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  1. A beautiful website–a thoughtful place to be edified, find encouragement, and a place to help you declutter you’re thinking.

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