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76 Minimalism Quotes to Simplify Your Life (DECLUTTER)

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50 Inspirational Quotes to Channel Your Inner Minimalist

That’s been one of my mantras—focus and simplicity. 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
Minimalism is about an intentional search for happiness. - Melissa Camara Wilkins (No Sidebar)
Minimalism is about an intentional search for happiness. – Melissa Camara Wilkins (No Sidebar)
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need. - Vernon Howard
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need. – Vernon Howard
It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly. - Bertrand Russell
It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly. – Bertrand Russell
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. - Hans Hofmann
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. – Hans Hofmann
Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life. - Katharine Fullerton Gerould
Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life. – Katharine Fullerton Gerould
Maybe a life without is better than a life with.
Maybe a life without is better than a life with. – Melissa Camara Wilkins (No Sidebar)
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. - Antoine de Saint-exupery
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. – Antoine de Saint-exupery
I’ve learned that minimalism is not about what you own, it’s about why you own it. - Brian Gardner
I’ve learned that minimalism is not about what you own, it’s about why you own it. – Brian Gardner
The simplest things are often the truest. - Richard Bach
The simplest things are often the truest. – Richard Bach
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. - Leonardo da Vinci
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci
Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves. - Edwin Way Teale
Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves. – Edwin Way Teale
Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature. - Thomas Kempis
Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature. – Thomas Kempis
Your life is so much more than what you own.
Your life is so much more than what you own. – Melissa Camara Wilkins (No Sidebar)
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. - Seneca
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. – Seneca
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
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
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has. - Henry Ward Beecher
It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has. – Henry Ward Beecher
If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, then this is the best season of your life. - Wu-men
If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, then this is the best season of your life. – Wu-men
The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less. - Socrates
The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less. – Socrates
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
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
I make myself rich by making my wants few. - Henry David Thoreau
I make myself rich by making my wants few. – Henry David Thoreau
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough. - Charles Dudley Warner
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough. – Charles Dudley Warner
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. - Confucious
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucious
 More was never the answer. The answer, it turned out, was always less. - Cait Flanders
More was never the answer. The answer, it turned out, was always less. – Cait Flanders
Minimalism is living with what you need and what you love. That’s it.
Minimalism is living with what you need and what you love. That’s it.
Contentment comes not so much from great wealth as from few wants. - Epictetus
Contentment comes not so much from great wealth as from few wants. – Epictetus
Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things. - Isaac Newton
Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things. – Isaac Newton
Simple pleasures are the last healthy refuge in a complex world. - Oscar Wilde
Simple pleasures are the last healthy refuge in a complex world. – Oscar Wilde
There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth. - Leo Tolstoy
There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth. – Leo Tolstoy
My riches consist, not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants. - Joesph Brotherton
My riches consist, not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants. – Joesph Brotherton
Minimalism is a tool to eliminate life’s excess, focus on the essentials, and find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom. - Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life
Minimalism is a tool to eliminate life’s excess, focus on the essentials, and find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom. – Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life
The great thing about minimalism is that it is a choice.
The great thing about minimalism is that it is a choice. – Melissa Camara Wilkins (No Sidebar)
Purposefully owning less begins to take us out of the unwinnable game of comparison. - Joshua Becker
Purposefully owning less begins to take us out of the unwinnable game of comparison. – Joshua Becker
Simplicity is the glory of expression. - Walt Whitman
Simplicity is the glory of expression. – Walt Whitman
Live simply so that others may simply live. - Elizabeth Ann Seton
Live simply so that others may simply live. – Elizabeth Ann Seton
It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly. - Bertrand Russell
It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly. – Bertrand Russell
Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like. - Will Rogers
Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like. – Will Rogers
Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. - Hosea Ballou
Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit. – Hosea Ballou
Minimalism is the constant art of editing your life. - Danny Dover
Minimalism is the constant art of editing your life. – Danny Dover
People are not disturbed by things, but by the views they take of them. - Epictetus
People are not disturbed by things, but by the views they take of them. – Epictetus
The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life. - Marie Kando
The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life. – Marie Kando
In order to seek one’s own direction, one must simplify the mechanics of ordinary, everyday life. - Plato
In order to seek one’s own direction, one must simplify the mechanics of ordinary, everyday life. – Plato
It is always the simple that produces the marvelous. - Amelia Barr
It is always the simple that produces the marvelous. – Amelia Barr
Happiness is not having what you want. It is wanting what you have. - Rabbi Hyman Schachtel
Happiness is not having what you want. It is wanting what you have. – Rabbi Hyman Schachtel
Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. - Dalai Lama
Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. – Dalai Lama
The more you have, the more you are occupied. The less you have, the more free you are. - Mother Teresa
The more you have, the more you are occupied. The less you have, the more free you are. – Mother Teresa
Minimalism is built around the idea that there’s nothing that you’re lacking. - Fumio Sasaki
Minimalism is built around the idea that there’s nothing that you’re lacking. – Fumio Sasaki
Want to know how to make yourself instantly unhappy? Compare yourself with someone else. - Fumio Sasaki
Want to know how to make yourself instantly unhappy? Compare yourself with someone else. – Fumio Sasaki

15 Minimalist Quotes About Decluttering and Reduction

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
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
Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little. - Epicurus
Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little. – Epicurus
Be a curator of your life. Slowly cut things out until you’re left only with what you love, with what’s necessary, with what makes you happy. - Leo Babauta
Be a curator of your life. Slowly cut things out until you’re left only with what you love, with what’s necessary, with what makes you happy. – Leo Babauta
Fill your life with lots of experiences, not lots of things. Have incredible stories to tell, not incredible clutter in your closets. - Marc and Angel
Fill your life with lots of experiences, not lots of things. Have incredible stories to tell, not incredible clutter in your closets. – Marc and Angel
Remember, your memories are not stored in the object; the memories are in you. - Joshua Becker
Remember, your memories are not stored in the object; the memories are in you. – Joshua Becker
Minimalism is the pursuit of the essence of things, not the appearance. - Claudio Silverstrin
Minimalism is the pursuit of the essence of things, not the appearance. – Claudio Silverstrin
When your room is clean and uncluttered you have no choice but to examine your inner state. - Marie Kondo
When your room is clean and uncluttered you have no choice but to examine your inner state. – Marie Kondo
Minimalism is asking why before you buy. - Francine Jay
Minimalism is asking why before you buy. – Francine Jay
There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little. - Jackie French Koller
There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little. – Jackie French Koller
You don’t need more space. You need less stuff. - Joshua Becker
You don’t need more space. You need less stuff. – Joshua Becker
We should be choosing what we want to keep, not what we want to get rid of. - Marie Kando
We should be choosing what we want to keep, not what we want to get rid of. – Marie Kando
One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in. - Francis Jourdain
One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in. – Francis Jourdain
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. - William Morris
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. – William Morris
Desiring less is even more valuable than owning less. - Joshua Becker
Desiring less is even more valuable than owning less. – Joshua Becker
Enjoy your favorite things every day by only owning your favorite things.
Enjoy your favorite things every day by only owning your favorite things.

11 Minimalist Quotes to Be More Productive at Work

My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do. - Francine Jay
My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do. – Francine Jay
We think we're mastering multitasking, but we're just driving ourselves banana. - Gary Keller (The ONE Thing)
We think we’re mastering multitasking, but we’re just driving ourselves banana. – Gary Keller (The ONE Thing)
Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing. - Leo Babauta
Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing. – Leo Babauta
Minimalism is not subtraction for the sake of subtraction. Minimalism is subtraction for the sake of focus.
Minimalism is not subtraction for the sake of subtraction. Minimalism is subtraction for the sake of focus.
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
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
Activity is often unrelated to productivity, and busyness rarely takes care of business. - Gary Keller
Activity is often unrelated to productivity, and busyness rarely takes care of business. – Gary Keller
Success isn’t a game won by whoever does the most. - Gary Keller
Success isn’t a game won by whoever does the most. – Gary Keller
The things which are most important don’t always scream the loudest. - Gary Keller
The things which are most important don’t always scream the loudest. – Gary Keller
The majority of what you want will come from the minority of what you do. - Gary Keller
The majority of what you want will come from the minority of what you do. – Gary Keller
When you are trying to do two things at once, you either can’t or won’t do either well. - Gary Keller
When you are trying to do two things at once, you either can’t or won’t do either well. – Gary Keller
You simply can’t effectively focus on two important things at once. - Gary Keller
You simply can’t effectively focus on two important things at once. – Gary Keller

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Conclusion

Minimalism, being a minimalist, declutter… these words have a negative connotation to a lot of people. Many people believe that being a minimalist means sacrificing something.

In this digital day and age, having more implies that we are making ‘full use’ of the arsenal of technologies in our modern world.

The truth is, minimalism is not a set of rules we have to follow; it is simply a state of mind.

Contrary to popular belief, being a minimalist can actually help you to have more of what you truly need.

It makes life more fulfilling by being significantly less stressful.

Minimalism promotes liberty, opportunity, and clarity and that is why today, I’m going to share with you some of the most powerful quotes about minimalism so you can embrace being a minimalist in your own unique way.

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