Simple Life Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old simple life quotes, simple life sayings, and simple life proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

Live a simple life; you will own the most beautiful treasures of the world!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

The complexity of your earthly array is not a guarantee for a truimphant eternity. 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

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. The quiet of the night was more soothing than a sleeping pill.     

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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

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


Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.     

Charles Warner

The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple.     

Doris Janzen Longacre

Live simply that others might simply live.     

Elizabeth Ann Seton

I want to live simply, to work honestly, to love completely and to dare mightily, so that when I die, my children, and their children, will know that I died empty, and well satisfied.     

Doug Robinson

The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.     

Steve Maraboli

Live simply so that others may simply live.     


Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.     

Charles Dudley Warner

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.     

Albert Einstein

Lead a simple life. First reduce your greeds. Then reduce your needs.     

Ritu Ghatourey

Best rule for a simple life... Care with no reason, Love with no expectation     

Ritu Ghatourey

It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.     

Paulo Coelho

I found the simple life, ain't so simple.     

Van Halen

Simplicity of living, if deliberately chosen, implies a compassionate approach to life. It means that we are choosing to live our daily lives with some degree of conscious appreciation of the condition of the rest of the world.     

Duane Elgin

Live simply so that others may simply live.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand.     

Henry David Thoreau

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.     

Lao Tzu

Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.     

Frederic Chopin

Simplicity of character is no hindrance to the subtlety of intellect.     

John Morley

A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout your life.     

Winston Churchill

A little simplicity would be the first step toward rational living, I think.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

It is very hard to be simple enough to be good.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only great minds can afford a simple style.     


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

Vernon Howard

Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.     

Edwin Way Teale