Best Minimalism quotes – I have 40 of the best minimalism quotes for you today including quotes on simplicity and consumerism. I hope they help you streamline your life a little more.
Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. – Lao Tzu,
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.– Hans Hofmann
What does minimalism mean?
deliberate lack of decoration or adornment in style or design. (source)
For me, it’s about living a life of less and appreciating every bit of it – Let’s look at an array of minimalism quotes to really develop our understanding
Best Minimalism Quotes
Heard all about how following a minimalist lifestyle can be great for you? Can’t wait to get started with it? Guess what? It’s actually pretty easy! Follow these 6 simple steps that help you do just that and more. I hope these minimalism quotes inspire you.
The more you have, the more you are occupied. The less you have, the more free you are. Mother Teresa
The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less. -Socrates
Stick to the Essentials to Simplify your Life
Whether you’re purchasing something new for your home, or are just starting out right where you are, minimalism is all about sticking to the essentials and having all that you really need handy. Everything else goes into a storage space, or ideally, given away if you haven’t used them in months, or even years.
Hoarding is a habit that doesn’t go well with minimalism, and if you’re guilty, take it slowly- you’ll get there!
There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little. – Jackie French Koller
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. –Seneca,
Any half-awake materialist well knows – that which you hold holds you. – Tom Robbins
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need. – Vernon Howard
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
You say, ‘If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.’ You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled. – Charles Spurgeon
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci
The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires – Seneca
Declutter to Simplify your Life
One of the simplest, most practical ways to be more minimalist is to declutter your home. Start by declaring a room or a corner of your home (maybe your home office) as a clutter-free zone. Discard everything that you don’t need, and keep the space clean and disturbance-free.
Doing this will set the tone and will help you exercise minimalism in all the corners of your home.
If there’s some stuff that you don’t need, or haven’t used in a long time, let go of it! The feeling can be surprisingly liberating!
Own less. Do less. Declutter. Simplify. Unknown
The things you own end up owning you. Joshua Fields Millburn
More Best Minimalism quotes
With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy. – Lope de Vega
Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. -William Morris
Every increased possession loads us with new weariness. John Ruskin
Clear Flat Surfaces
Starting with a minimalist lifestyle doesn’t need you to make big changes to your home. You can start small and take teeny steps to make it possible! Start by clearing out every flat surface in your home, leaving space for only a select few essentials, if at all. You’ll be surprised at how much of a difference this little trick can make when it comes to making your home look minimalist and even clean.
Less stuff equals more freedom. – Maxime Lagacé
Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest. Leo Babauta
My favourite of the best minimalism quotes
Make room for things that matter by removing everything that doesn’t. Brian Gardner
Clear the Walls
And of course, it makes sense to focus on the other flat surfaces of your home too! Keep your walls simple, and if you’re a big fan of wall decor, try to keep it as minimal as possible. Avoid overcrowding and stick to just a few pieces. Everything from your wall hangings, clocks, lamps and other decoratives should be simple.
If you’re planning to re-paint the walls of your home, stick to simple, solid and pastel colours. Avoid too many textures and loud, flashy colours.
One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in. – Francis Jourdain
Our life is frittered away by detail… Simplify, simplify, simplify! … Simplicity of life and elevation of purpose.” – Henry David Thoreau
Minimalism for beginners
Keep it Simple & the best minimalism quotes
Speaking of simplicity, attempt to bring it into your home in all aspects- right from your doormat to the items on your kitchen counter. Make space only for the essentials. Focus more on the utility and use as opposed to the aesthetic appeal. So those extra succulents on your windowsill and those showpieces on your wall unit may need some re-thinking!
Small needs lead to a large life. Unknown
If it doesn’t matter, get rid of it. Unknown
I make myself rich, by making my wants few. – Thoreau
Consumerism has left us spoilt for choice, and more often than not, we end up buying things we don’t actually need. When you make it a conscious effort to spend your money carefully, and not buy things that you don’t need, you’re again, implementing minimalism in your life, and also doing the environment (and your pocket) a favour!
Small needs lead to a large life. Unknown
Men are not great or small because of their material possessions. They are great or small because of what they are. – James Cash Penney
He who is contented is rich. – Lao Tzu
The most important things in life aren’t things. – Kenneth Clarke
The greatest wealth is to live content with little. Plato
Order your soul. Reduce your wants. Augustine of Hippo
In order to seek one’s own direction, one must simplify the mechanics of ordinary, everyday life. —Plato
(aren’t these the best minimalism quotes to help you simplify your life )
Best Minimalism quotes for parents
Collect moments, not things – unknown
Your home is living space, not storage space.
We don’t buy things with money. We buy them with hours from our lives.
Our children want our presence far more than our presents
What do you take from these best minimalism quotes
In order to seek one’s own direction, one must simplify the mechanics of ordinary, everyday life.” —Plato
I do hope you have enjoyed these minimalism quotes and that they have inspired you to lead a life of less because as we all know:
‘Less is more’
Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labours of life reduce themselves. —Edwin Way Teale
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I hope you have enjoyed some of my favourite quotes on minimalism: I find them completely inspiring and they set me back on a good path
Do you have any minimalism quotes to share?