Simplicity Quotes, Sayings about being simple

The ordinary objects of human endeavour – property, outward success, luxury – have always seemed to me contemptible.
Albert Einstein

Architecture has the power to create order out of unholy confusion.
– Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

One should use common words to say uncommon things.
Arthur Schopenhauer

I’m one of the least materialistic people that exist, because material possessions don’t mean much to me. They’re beautiful, I enjoy them, they can enhance your life to a certain degree, but they’re ultimately not important.
– Tom Ford

The purposeful destruction of information is the essence of intelligent work.
– Ray Kurzweil

Owning less is better than organizing more.
Joshua Becker

It’s okay!
To repeat clothes.
Not to upgrade your phone.
To buy second hand items.
To live in a simple home.
It’s okay to live a simple life. :)

I do not think that any civilization can be called complete until it has progressed from sophistication to unsophistication, and made a conscious return to simplicity of thinking and living.
– Lin Yutang

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

Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.

People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.
Albert Einstein

I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private wealth I should decline, or any sort of personal possessions, because they would take away my liberty.
George Santayana

If buying stuff hasn’t made you happy, maybe getting rid of it will.
Joshua Becker

Our greatest illusion is reliance upon the security and permanence of material possessions. We must search for some other coin.
– John Cudahy

People often associate complexity with deeper meaning, when often after precious time has been lost, it is realized that simplicity is the key to everything.
– Gary Hopkins

Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life.
– Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould

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

One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in.
– Francis Jourdain

Growth creates complexity, which requires simplicity.
– Andy Stanley

Complexity creates confusion, simplicity focus.
– Edward de Bono

Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing, layout, processes, and procedures.
– Tom Peters

Eliminate physical clutter. More importantly, eliminate spiritual clutter.
– D.H. Mondfleur

Genius is making complex ideas simple, not making simple ideas complex.
Albert Einstein

It’s not a good deal if you don’t need it.

Only great minds can afford a simple style.
– Stendhal

Simplicity is the key to brilliance.
– Bruce Lee

Simplicity is about deciding what’s important to you and focusing on that before anything else.
– Chelsea Walters

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

Simplicity is the trademark of genius.
– Sravani Saha Nakhro

Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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