Simple Living is one of my favorite things. It even helped me be able to quit my job so I could stay home with my kids.
I can’t help but want to share more about simple living since it means so much to me!
It’s time to stop living life in the fast lane and trying to keep up with the Joneses.
Here I have assembled 23 quotes that are all about inspiring you to slow down in life.
- Happiness, not in another place, but this place…not for another hour, but this hour. – Walt Whitman
2. Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering and doubting. Have faith that things will work out, maybe not how you planned, but just how it’s meant to be. – Unknown
3. I cannot afford to waste my time making money. – Louis Agassiz
4. I hope these simple things are what I forever love about life, for then I will be happy no matter where I find myself. – R.Y.S. Perez
5. Forget about the money for a moment. Lose yourself in the wilderness, listen to the music of the softly blowing winds, feel the rain on your bare skin, let the mountains take the burden off your shoulders. – Kiran Bisht
6. It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. – Laura Ingalls Wilder
7. We spend too much time making a living and too little time living and making. – Rachel Dillon
8. Once you learn to detach happiness from acquiring and owning things you can focus on what truly makes you happy—and actually achieve that. – Peter Walsh
9. Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
10. It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. – Charles Haddon Spurgeon
11. Beware the barrenness of a busy life. – Socrates
12. Stop the world. I want to get off. – Anthony Newley
13. We live in a wonderful world, full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. – Jawaharial Nehru
14. I’m not lost, I’m exploring. – Jana Stanfield
15. There is a beauty and clarity that comes from simplicity that we sometimes do not appreciate in our thirst for intricate solutions. – Dieter F. Uchtdorf
16. Waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. – Benjamin Franklin
17. It is a law working in all nature, through plant, insect, animal, and man, that in order to have and enjoy the new, we must first rid ourselves of the old. If the tree held stingily on to last year’s fruit and leaves, and refused to drop them, would not the vents for next year’s fruit and leaves be choked up? – “Sunday Readings, Selected by Bishop Vincent,” The Chautauquan, 1895
18. There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them. – Jo Walton
19. You take all this for granted. You do it every day of your life; eating with your loved ones around you, but you hardly ever stop to think about what a gift it is. How fortunate we are to have this quiet time at the end of the day. – Lesley Crewe
20. Here’s to the moments when you realize the simple things are wonderful and enough. – Jill Badonsky
21. What could be better than to sit besides the fire with a book and a glowing lamp while the wind beats outside the windows. – Gustave Flaubert
22. From time to time, to remind ourselves to relax and be peaceful, we may wish to set aside some time for a retreat, a day of mindfulness, when we can walk slowly, smile, drink tea with a friend, enjoy being together as if we are the happiest people on Earth. – Thich Nhat Hanh
23. 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