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) 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 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 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 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 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 and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary Purity . – Thomas Kempis nature 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 Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world to you. – belongs 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 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 As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness. – solitude 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 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 Minimalism is living with what you need and what you love. That’s it. comes not so much from Contentment as from few wants. – great wealth Epictetus is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things. – Truth Isaac Newton 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 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, , and fulfillment . – freedom Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life 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 Simplicity is the glory of expression. – Walt Whitman 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Desiring less is even more valuable than owning less. – Joshua Becker 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 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 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 of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. – Lin Yutang wisdom Activity is often unrelated to , and busyness rarely takes care of business. – Gary Keller productivity 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 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 You simply can’t effectively focus on two important things at once. – Gary Keller Recommended Books to Embrace Minimalism and to Simplify Your Life: 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.
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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