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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 Schumacker

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. - Henry David Thoreau

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life lies in eliminating the non-essentials. - Lin Yutang

Clear the clutter. Make room for new energy and life force to flow into your life. - Unknown

Don't agonize, organize. - Florynce Kennedy

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

Everything should be made as simple as possible... but not simpler. - Albert Einstein

Fortunate indeed are the people who take exactly the right measure of themselves and hold a just balance between what they can acquire and what they can use. - Peter Latham

Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. - Regina Brett

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

How many undervalue the power of simplicity! But it is the real key to the heart. - William Wordsworth

I have deep faith that the principle of the universe will be beautiful and simple. - Albert Einstein

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

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. - Albert Einstein

In character, in manners, in style, in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It is easier to be happy when you are not surrounded by the confusion and the clutter of life. - Unknown

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

Live simply that others might simply live. - Elizabeth Seaton

Make room for yourself in your life by keeping it simple. - Stephen C Paul

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. - Charles Mingus

Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, Simplify! - Henry David Thoreau

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. - Antoine de St Exupery

Simplicity is an exact medium between too little and too much. - Joshua Reynolds

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough. - Charles Dudley Warner

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. - Leonardo da Vinci

Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! 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

Simplify always - do not complicate. - Emile Coué

Successful people understand that you don't need to make things complicated. - Anne McKevitt

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. - Hans Hofmann

The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires. - Seneca

The greatest wealth is to live content with little. - Plato

The more intimately you come in contact with your own Being, the simpler things look and the easier they are to deal with. - Deepak Chopra

The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply. - Kahlil Gibran

The simplest things are often the truest. - Richard Bach

There is a majesty in simplicity. - Alexander Pope

To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment than almost anything else in the world. - Charles Dudley Warner

What a lot of things there are a man can do without. - Socrates

When things aren't adding up in your life start subtracting. - Unknown

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need. - Vernon Howard

You're here for a reason and it's not to hoard a lot of physical stuff. - Dr Wayne Dyer


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