Simplify Sayings and Quotes

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

Plain question and plain answer make the shortest road out of most perplexities.      

Mark Twain

The best way to simplfy life is to set your priorities straight.     


Nothing is easier than to simplify life and them make a philosophy about it. The trouble is that the resulting philosophy is true only of that simplified life.     

Walter Lippmann

Simple in actions and in thoughts, you return to the source of being.      

Lao Tzu

People want very much to simplify their lives enough so that they can control the things that make it possible to sleep at night.     

Twyla Tharp

I make myself rich by making my wants few.     

Henry David Thoreau

When you consciously choose to be ordinary, you become extraordinary.      

Jaggi Vasudev

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

Hans Hofmann

The more you try to simplify things the more you complicate them. You create rules, build walls, push people away, lie to yourself and ignore true feelings. That is not simplifying things.     

Cecelia Ahern

The best way to find out what we really need is to get rid of what we don't.     

Marie Kondo

The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify. Instead of going through the problem of all this great diversity - that it's this or maybe that - you have just one large statement; it is this.     

Chinua Achebe

Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful.      

William Morris

Segmenting your sample is one of the easiest ways to simplify.     

Bobby Bragan

Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.     

John Maeda

Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it.      

Joshua Becker

Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject — the actual enemy is the unknown.     

Thomas Mann

Simplification is one of the most difficult things to do.     

Jonathan Ive

Simplify your life. You don't grow spiritual, you shrink spiritual.     

Steve Maraboli

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

Steve Maraboli

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will createan inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one's life.     

Peace Pilgrim

Simplification establishes an unspoken emphasis on relationship.     

Kim John Payne

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

What's really important is to simplify. The work of most photographers would be improved immensely if they could do one thing: get rid of the extraneous. If you strive for simplicity, you are more likely to reach the viewer.     

William Albert Allard

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

Edwin Way Teale

Don't use a lot where a little will do.     


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

Simplify your life. Don't waste the years struggling for things that are unimportant. Don't burden yourself with possessions. Keep your needs and wants simple and enjoy what you have. Don't destroy your peace of mind by looking back, worrying about the past. Live in the present. Simplify!     

Henry David Thoreau

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.     

Albert Einstein

Simplifying isn't meant to leave your life empty, it's meant to leave space in your life for what you really want to do. Know what those things are before you start.     

Leo Babauta

When you forget about the how, go back to the why.     

Charlotte Eriksson