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Looking for inspirational quotes about simplicity? We have rounded up the best collection of simplicity quotes, sayings, captions for Instagram, and status messages(with images and pictures) to inspire you to declutter your life and live simply and humbly.


  1. “Simplicity is the key to brilliance.” – Bruce Lee

  2. “The core of beauty is simplicity.” – Paulo Coelho

  3. “The simple life is an authentic life.” – Kilroy J. Oldster

  4. “The greatest ideas are the simplest.” – William Golding

  5. “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” – Coco Chanel

  6. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

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

  8. “We are happy in proportion to the things we can do without.” – Henry David Thoreau

  9. “There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.” – Leo Tolstoy

  10. “Live a simple life; you will own the most beautiful treasures of the world!” – Mehmet Murat ildan


  1. “I always go for simplicity.” – David Bailey

  2. “Living simply makes loving simple.” – Bell Hooks

  3. “Simplicity is the soul of efficiency.” – Austin Freeman

  4. “Simplicity reveals the pure beauty of life.” – Debasish Mridha

  5. “Like all magnificent things, it’s very simple.” – Natalie Babbitt

  6. “Simplicity is not style, it is a state of harmony.” – Naoto Fukasawa

  7. “Or, rather, let us be more simple and less vain.” – Rousseau Jean-Jacques

  8. “One of the biggest accelerators to change is simplicity.” – Dr Henry Cloud

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

  10. “Some things just work. There is elegance in simplicity.” – Brandon Sanderson

  11. “To say more while saying less is the secret of being simple.” – Dejan Stojanovic

  12. “The lives of the poor are enriched by the richness of simplicity!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

  13. “The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.” – Joshua Becker

  14. “Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.” – Charles Dudley Warner

  15. “A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

  16. “If we would aim at perfection in any thing, simplicity must not be overlooked.” – Henry David Thoreau

  17. “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris

  18. “Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” – Sir Isaac Newton

  19. “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” – Lao Tzu

  20. “I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” – Lao Tzu

  21. “Minimalism is about creating space to live simply and meaningfully; it’s about living intentionally.” – Laurie Buchanan

  22. “Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

  23. “I have to remind myself to live simply and not to overindulge, which is a constant battle in a material world.” – Sandra Cisneros

  24. “Nature teaches us simplicity and contentment because in its presence we realize we need very little to be happy.” – Mark Coleman

  25. “Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.” – George Sand

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

  27. “When we focus more on fitting it all in instead of making time for what counts, we lose sight of how to create a meaningful life.” – Courtney Carver

  28. “The fact is that you need a simple life to go to heaven; not an excessively glittering body, shiny lips and charming face.” – Israelmore Ayivor

  29. “Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.” – Lao Tzu

  30. “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.” – Lao Tzu

  31. “Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.” – Albert Einstein

  32. “For a few minutes I tried to empty my mind entirely, to concentrate solely on breathing: sometimes it’s useful to rediscover simpler pleasures of life.” – Romain Gary

  33. “Simplicity of appearance can cause hindrance to success when you are poor. But the same simplicity is admired in a rich and successful person.” – Shon Mehta

  34. “I began to realize how simple life could be if one had a regular routine to follow with fixed hours, a fixed salary, and very little original thinking to do.” – Roald Dahl

  35. “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

  36. “I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.” – Henry David Thoreau

  37. “The simple life on the farm was everything to me. Nothing was more relaxing after a long plane flight than to reach the winding driveway that led up to my house.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

  38. “Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” – Steve Jobs

  39. “Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements.” – Dalai Lama

  40. “A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with—that’s poverty—but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . . When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar.” – Victoria Moran


  1. “There is beauty in simplicity.” – Unknown

  2. “The most complicated skill is to be simple.” – Dejan Stojanovic

  3. “Simplicity is a state of mind.” – Charles Wagner

  4. “Simplicity is the beauty of life.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  5. “Simplicity is the friend of execution.” – Sesan Kareem

  6. “Simplicity is the essence of happiness.” – Cedric Bledsoe

  7. “It takes a long time to learn how to do something simple.” – Marty Rubin

  8. “Life is simple. You just have to stop trying to figure it out.” – Marty Rubin

  9. “When happiness is your only thought it’s easy to be happy.” – Marty Rubin

  10. “You can never be too subtle, and you can never be too simple.” – Paul Valéry

  11. “Lots of places to find baseline happiness in each and every day.” – Leo Babauta

  12. “Complex things are easy to do. Simplicity’s the real challenge.” – Robert James Waller

  13. “Life only puzzles us because we’re not simple enough to understand it.” – Marty Rubin

  14. “Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” – John Maeda

  15. “Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.” – Lao Tzu

  16. “I have had to learn the simplest things last. Which made for difficulties.” – Charles Olsen

  17. “The more we gave up, the more we gained.” – Courtney Ellis, Uncluttered: Free Your Space

  18. “Simplicity is not the opposite of wealth. It is the door to the riches you already own.” – Alan Cohen

  19. “A simple statement is bound to be untrue. One that is not simple cannot be utilized.” – Paul Valéry

  20. “All the problems you have are simple. What’s complicated is getting you to see simplicity.” – Meir Ezra

  21. “We fail to see the simplicity of everything that surrounds us and search for things we cannot see.” – Rajesh

  22. “It is what it is, no more, no less, it simply is. Embrace simplicity, life is easier that way.” – Hazel Butterworth

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

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

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

  26. “Natural beauty breezes within the simplicity that’s the purity, and the essence of natural beauty too.” – Ehsan Sehgal

  27. “In character, in manner, in style, in all the things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  28. “Treasures in life are often the simplicity of quiet moments with loved ones, that pass too quickly.” – Allene Vanoirschot

  29. “The simplest things are overlooked. And yet, it is the simplest things that are the most essential.” – Thomas Lloyd Qualls

  30. “A person with taste is merely one who can recognize the greatest beauty in the simplest things.” – Barbara Taylor Bradford

  31. “May you always value the simple little things in Life. For they make a big difference and hence are the most important.” – Omar Cherif

  32. “Take the time to observe the simple and ponder upon the seemingly insignificant. You’ll find a wealth of depth and beauty.” – Melanie Charlene

  33. “Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.” – Henry David Thoreau

  34. “Modern civilization is complicated and artificial. Simple folk live in a world of love and peace. Let no one hate another or harm another.” – Sivananda

  35. “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

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

  37. “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.” – E.F. Schumacher

  38. “It is desirable that a man live in all respects so simply and preparedly that if an enemy take the town… he can walk out the gate empty-handed and without anxiety.” – Henry David Thoreau

  39. “They think I’m simpleminded because I seem to be happy. Why shouldn’t I be happy? I have everything I ever wanted and more. Maybe I am simpleminded. Maybe that’s the key: simple.” – Dolly Parton

  40. “Simplicity leads to a sense of freedom. The frantic rush to manage and keep up with complexity makes life become a ‘have to’. The constriction of the overwhelm and the compression of there being no space in your life make life feel constrained. It leaves you without breath. Simplicity lifts and clears that sense of subjection.” – Teal Swan



  2. “Simplicity has its own beauty.”

  3. “He who is contented is rich.” – Lao Tzu

  4. “Solace is in simplicity.” – Abhijit Naskar

  5. “In simplicity there is truth.” – River Phoenix

  6. “Make it simple but significant.” – Anonymous

  7. “Simplicity is not a simple thing.” – Charlie Chaplin

  8. “Nature loves simplicity and unity.” – Johannes Kepler

  9. “The less I needed, the better I felt.” – Charles Bukowski

  10. “In everything, love simplicity.” – Saint Francis De Sales

  11. “The beauty in simplicity surpasses the need for things.”

  12. “Simplicity is the nature of great souls.” – Papa Ramadas

  13. “Outer order contributes to inner calm.” – Gretchen Rubin

  14. “Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus.” – Ann Voskamp

  15. “I envy the one simply walking down the road.” – Marty Rubin

  16. “Live simply, so that others may simply live.” – Mother Teresa

  17. “The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.” – Douglas Horton

  18. “It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” – Amelia Barr

  19. “With wisdom comes the desire for simplicity.” – Brendon Burchard

  20. “Wise is the one who learns to dumb it down.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

  21. “Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.” – Alan Perlis

  22. “I feel that the simplicity of life is just being yourself.” – Bobby Brown

  23. “Simplicity is nature’s first step and the last of art.” – Philip James Bailey

  24. “Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.” – Isaac Newton

  25. “The key to finding a happy balance in modern life is simplicity.” – Sogyal Rinpoche

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

  27. “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” – Albert Einstein

  28. “My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do.” – Francine Jay

  29. “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify!” – Henry David Thoreau

  30. “More was never the answer. The answer, it turned out, was always less.” – Cait Flanders

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

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

  33. “It is the sweet simple things in life which are the real ones after all.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

  34. “Sometimes simplicity and elegance are indistinguishable from each other.” – Amit Kalantri

  35. “Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.” – Leo Babauta

  36. “Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject.” – Thomas Mann

  37. “It’s strange how the simple things in life go on while we become difficult.” – Richard Brautigan

  38. “I also consider that plain living is good for everybody, physically and mentally.” – Albert Einstein

  39. “Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


  1. “It doesn’t matter who you are, this is it There’s a simple life the moment you decide…” – Gemma Hayes, ‘Horses’, 2005

  2. “I like the simple life The way it used to be We left our doors wide open We didn’t need no key…” – Lynyrd Skynyrd, ‘Simple Life’, 2009

  3. “Don’t forget, a great impression of simplicity can only be achieved by great agony of body and spirit.” – Boris Lermontov, ‘The Red Shoes’, 1948

  4. “I love the simple life, front porch and my lovers eye’s Green grass and an open sky, I love the simple life…” – Green River Ordinance, ‘Simple Life’, 2016

  5. “I would just want the simple life. I just wanna hold down a job, make some friends, go for a walk after work in the fresh air and pay my bills.” – Debbie Ocean, ‘Ocean’s 8’, 2018

  6. “Don’t need no TV, I don’t need no phone Don’t need a speedy car to get me home Don’t need no nothing All I need is time for the simple life…” – Casey Abrams, ‘Simple Life’, 2012

  7. “Inspector Jacques Clouseau: At times like this, I wish I was but a simple peasant. Simone Clouseau: It’s times like this that make me realize how lucky I really am.” – ‘The Pink Panther’, 1963

  8. “You take the high road, I’ll take the low road Free from all care and strife Sounds corny and seedy, oh yes, indeed Give me the simple life…” – Jamie Cullum, ‘Give Me The Simple Life’, 2007

  9. “Around here it’s the simple life Ain’t got to far but I’m doin alright Love I believe and for freedom I’ll fight I’m still livin’ a simple life I’m happy livin’ the simple life…” – Jason Sturgeon, ‘Simple Life’, 2010

  10. “I ain’t no movie star, no I ain’t no politician I ain’t no suit and tie, Lord I wouldn’t cut out for that type of living And some folks choose that and I reckon that’s alright But I’m a fan of the simple life…” – Drake White, ‘The Simple Life’, 2013


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