31 Quotes About Simpleness


Making a change in your life is not easy. These quotes about simpleness show how easy altering your life can be when you have focus and intent.

“A child of five could understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.”

“And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time.”

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”

“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.”

“Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.”

“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.”

“Every solution to every problem is simple. It’s the distance between the two where the mystery lies.”

“Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.”

“I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair he thinks he must omit.”

“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”

“If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.”

“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”

“It’s as simple as that. Simple and complicated, as most true things are.”

“Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.”

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

“Like all magnificent things, it’s very simple.”

“Living simply makes loving simple.”

“Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.”

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”

“One should use common words to say uncommon things.”

“Or, rather, let us be more simple and less vain.”

“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.”

“Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury – to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.”

“Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.”

“Simplicity is the glory of expression.”

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.”

“The greatest ideas are the simplest.”

“The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.”

“Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.”

“Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love. I like to work, read, learn, and understand life.”

Many life changing experiences have been shared by others on how living a more simpler life can benefit you.