55 Simplicity Quotes (With Images)

Explore our inspirational collection of simplicity quotes about being less materialistic and more straight-forward.

55 Simplicity Quotes On Removing The Clutter From Life

We’ve compiled a list of most popular simplicity quotes that will help you for a better life. Happy reading!

1) Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.Leonardo da Vinci

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

2) Less stuff equals more freedom.Maxime Lagacé

Less stuff equals more freedom.

3) Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.Isaac Newton

Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy.

4) Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.Leo Babauta

Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.

5) Let us be more simple and less vain.Rousseau Jean-Jacques

Let us be more simple and less vain.

6) Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.

7) Saying no is more important than saying yes.Shane Parrish

Saying no is more important than saying yes.

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

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

9) The less I needed, the better I felt.Charles Bukowski

The less I needed, the better I felt.

10) In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.

11) Everything seems simpler from a distance.Gail Tsukiyama

Everything seems simpler from a distance.

12) The most complicated skill is to be simple.Dejan Stojanovic

The most complicated skill is to be simple.

13) Life is simple. You just have to stop trying to figure it out.Marty Rubin

Life is simple. You just have to stop trying to figure it out.

14) Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.Isaac Newton

Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.

15) Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.John Ruskin

Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.

16) It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.Amelia Barr

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.

17) The more you have, the more you are occupied. The less you have, the more free you are.Mother Teresa

The more you have, the more you are occupied. The less you have, the more free you are.

18) Simplicity is a prerequisite for reliability.Edsger Dijkstra

Simplicity is a prerequisite for reliability.

19) The more simple we are, the more complete we become.August Rodin

The more simple we are, the more complete we become.

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

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

21) Slow down. Do less.Maxime Lagacé

Slow down. Do less.

22) Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.George Sand

Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.

23) There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.Leo Tolstoy

There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.

24) Simplicity is an exact medium between too little and too much.Sir Joshua Reynolds

Simplicity is an exact medium between too little and too much.

25) Make room for things that matter by removing everything that doesn’t.Brian Gardner

Make room for things that matter by removing everything that doesn't.

26) Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject.Thomas Mann

Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject.

27) To be richer, happier, and freer, all you need to do is want less.Francine Jay

To be richer, happier, and freer, all you need to do is want less.

28) It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.William Of Occam

It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.

29) The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.Douglas Horton

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.

30) Best things in life aren’t things.Mike Ness

Best things in life aren't things.

31) Simplicity is the outcome of technical subtlety. It is the goal, not the starting point.Maurice Saatchi

Simplicity is the outcome of technical subtlety. It is the goal, not the starting point.

32) Simplicity is the trademark of genius.Sravani Saha Nakhro

Simplicity is the trademark of genius.

33) Simplicity is a state of mind.Charles Wagner

Simplicity is a state of mind.

34) Simplicity is the nature of great souls.Papa Ramadas

Simplicity is the nature of great souls.

35) Understanding reduces the greatest to simplicity, and lack of it causes the least to take on the magnitude.Raymond Holliwell

Understanding reduces the greatest to simplicity, and lack of it causes the least to take on the magnitude.

36) The greatest ideas are the simplest.William Golding

The greatest ideas are the simplest.

37) Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.Steve Jobs

Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.

38) Very often, people confuse simple with simplistic. The nuance is lost on most.Clement Mok

Very often, people confuse simple with simplistic. The nuance is lost on most.

39) Complex things are easy to do. Simplicity’s the real challenge.Robert James Waller

Complex things are easy to do. Simplicity's the real challenge.

40) Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.Martin H. Fischer

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.

41) Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.Bryant McGill

Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.

42) Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.Albert Einstein

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

43) It takes a long time to learn how to do something simple.Marty Rubin

It takes a long time to learn how to do something simple.

44) In simplicity there is truth.River Phoenix

In simplicity there is truth.

45) Growth creates complexity, which requires simplicity.Andy Stanley

Growth creates complexity, which requires simplicity.

46) You must speak straight so that your words may go as sunlight into our hearts.Cochise

You must speak straight so that your words may go as sunlight into our hearts.

47) If one bite fills you, you don’t need two.Marty Rubin

If one bite fills you, you don't need two.

48) Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.John Maeda

Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.

49) In human character, simplicity doesn’t exist except among simpletons.Tennessee Williams

In human character, simplicity doesn't exist except among simpletons.

50) A heart that is full needs very little to be happy.Marty Rubin

A heart that is full needs very little to be happy.

51) The role of genius is not to complicate the simple, but to simplify the complicated.Criss Jami

The role of genius is not to complicate the simple, but to simplify the complicated.

52) Complexity is impressive, but simplicity is genius.Lance Wallnau

Complexity is impressive, but simplicity is genius.

53) The great seal of truth is simplicity.Herman Boerheave

The great seal of truth is simplicity.

54) Complexity is enemy of execution.Anthony Robbins

Complexity is enemy of execution.

55) Simplicity will stand out, while complexity will get lost in the crowd.Kevin Barnett

Simplicity will stand out, while complexity will get lost in the crowd.

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