The Top Quotes on Living A Minimalistic Lifestyle

Let’s face it, the more stuff we own, the more stress we have. If you’ve ever put all your possessions in storage and lived overseas for a few years, you’ll discover that the things you used to consider special, were nothing but expensive items.

Hence the advantages of minimalism. Below are some great quotes on living a minimalistic lifestyle.

“There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.”


“Any half-awake materialist well knows – that which you hold holds you.”


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


“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”


“Contentment comes not so much from great wealth as from few wants.”


“It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.”


My personal style is somewhat androgynous and simple. With my lifestyle, I’ve become more of a minimalist. Gugu Mbatha-Raw


“Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all.” 

― Nathan W. Morris


“I am a minimalist. I like saying the most with the least.” 

― Bob Newhart


“Minimalism is the constant art of editing your life.” 

― Danny Dover, The Minimalist Mindset


“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” 

― Coco Chanel


“For awhile, I was left with nothing on the physical plane. I had no relationships, no job, no home, no socially defined identity. I spent almost two years sitting on park benches in a state of the most intense joy.” 

― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment


“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


“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” —Socrates


“Everyone is attempting to buy what no one can sell.”


“The best present is presence.  You see, the people I care about mean much more to me than a new pair of shoes or a shiny new gadget or even a certified pre-owned luxury car with a huge bow on top.  And yet, many of us attempt to give material items to make up for the time we don’t spend with the people we love.”


“The simplest things are often the truest.” – Richard Bach


“He who is contented is rich.” – Lao Tzu


“Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; love more, and all good things will be yours.” – Swedish proverb

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Author: Khoa Bui

Khoa Bui is an author, trainer and chief editor of YouBeRelentless. He enjoys reading books on self development, success, productivity, money, relationships and leadership. When he’s not writing, he likes to enjoy a glass of red wine with a fine cuban cigar while watching the entire season of Entourage. You can check out Khoa’s work at

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