Slow Living Quotes! 60 Slow Living Quotes to Inspire Simpler Life

Slow Living Quotes

  • “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” –Leonardo Da Vinci
  • “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” –Coco Chanel
  • “One must learn to be simple, anyone can manage to be complex.” –Amit Kalantri
  • “Cherish the things you love. Cherish yourself.” –Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
  • “When the living gets unburdened with needs and desires, the life becomes simple and easy to carry.” –Shashi
  • “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” –Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • “Ask a bird how to fly, and it might tell you to remove the weight from your wings.” –Erin Loechner
  • “A person who knows who they are lives a simple life by eliminating from their orbit anything that does not align with his or her overriding purpose and values.” –Kilroy J. Oldster

Best Slow Living Quotes

  • “The best things in life aren’t things.” –Art Buchwald
  • “The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” –Plato
  • “Live simply so that others may simply live.” –Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Joy comes not through possession or ownership but through a wise and loving heart.” –Buddha
  • “Minimalism is not that you should own nothing. But that nothing should own you.” –Joshua Becker
  • “Ask anyone what makes them truly happy, and they won’t say their stuff.” –Peter Walsh, Lighten Up
  • “Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.” –Benjamin Franklin
  • “Material goods rarely alter our levels of happiness, unlike emotional experience. Having can never replace being.” –Ilsa Crawford
  • “While you are alive collect moments not things, earn respect not money and enjoy love not luxuries.” –Aarti Khurana
  • “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” –William Morris
  • “The cost of a thing is the amount of life which is required to be exchanged for it.” –Henry David Thoreau
  • “We need more. Not more stuff or money, opportunities or challenges. We need more authenticity. We need more peace.” –Meg Meeker
  • “The cost of a thing is the amount of life which is required to be exchanged for it.” –Henry David Thoreau
  • “It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.” –Henry Ward Beecher
  • “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, Lighten Up
  • “The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.” –Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
  • “If your home is peaceful, then the other areas of your life, such as your finances, emotions, relationships, and a sense of well-being will reflect that.” –Peter Walsh, Lighten Up
  • “Imagine your dog retching on your belongings, and if you wouldn’t find them worth salvaging, you might as well do everyone… a favor and donate them now.” –Erin Loechner, Chasing Slow
  • “When you acquire less stuff you will actually get more of what you really want—more money, greater security, peace of mind, more time, more energy, and deeper relationships.” –Peter Walsh, Lighten Up
  • “The aim should be to obtain the maximum of well-being with the minimum of consumption. The cultivation and expansion of needs, is the antithesis of wisdom. It is also the antithesis of freedom and peace…” –E.F. Schumacher
  • “I think of all of us, weary in our suburban coffee shops, amassing everything my friends in Ethiopia need but having nothing they want. They have joy. Gratitude. Love. Community. Forgiveness. We have wicker basket organizers, SUVs, and backyard fire pits.” –Erin Loechner, Chasing Slow

Slow Living Quotes about Cherishing Nature

  • “The troubles of modern life come from being divorced from nature.” –Isaac Asimov
  • “We roam this earthly, privileged soil directionless in a sea of more.” –Erin Loechner, Chasing Slow
  • “I think of the homes we build like birdcages with garage doors.” –Erin Loechner, Chasing Slow
  • “I was rich, if not in money, in sunny hours and summer days, and spent them lavishly; nor do I regret that I did not waste more of them in the workshop or the teacher’s desk.” –Henry David Thoreau

Inspirational Slow Living Quotes to Inspire a Simpler Life

  • “The only wealth is life.” –Saint Francis of Assisi
  • “That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.” –Emily Dickinson
  • “Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” –Emily Dickinson
  • “There’s no need to finish reading books that you only got halfway through. Their purpose was to be read halfway.” –Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
  • “Do the work of naming the highest, eulogy-worthy priorities in your life. Then do the work of putting them at the center of your life, every day.” –Brooke McAlary, Slow
  • “When we are content, our daily actions are infused with a quiet satisfaction that we share with those around us. We become aware of and responsible for other people’s well-being and they, in turn, for ours.” –Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge

Slow Living Quotes about Anti-Busyness

  • “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” –Socrates
  • “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” –Lao Tzu
  • “Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest.” –Albert Einstein
  • “One of the best things you can give your kids is actually free: your time.” –Peter Walsh, Lighten Up
  • “A person must be selective with their time and energy because both elements of life are limited.” –Kilroy J. Oldster
  • “There is only today, with holes in our pockets, time spilling out. We cannot keep it for tomorrow.” Erin Loechner
  • “There is only today, with holes in our pockets, with time spilling out. We cannot keep it for tomorrow.” –Erin Loechner, Chasing Slow
  • “Real luxury is not working like a maniac to take an expensive vacation—it is living a life you enjoy every day.” –Kathy Gottberg
  • “The world is run by worn-out people, and our soul is often lost beneath the piles of our everyday life.” –Emily P. Freeman
  • “Take refuge in simple life! You will find three treasures there: Healthy body, peaceful mind and a life away from ambitious fools!” –Mehmet Murat ildan
  • “People no longer live by sun and moon, by wind and stars, but by some slyly contrived conventions known as clocks and calendars.” – Matthew Goldman
  • “Our daily lives have gotten way out of control in terms of the number of commitments and constant activity. Great minds are often advocates for a simple life, which allows time for thinking and enjoying the little things.
  • “We’re so caught up in trying to do everything, experience all the essential things, not miss out on anything important… Life is better when we don’t try to do everything. Learn to enjoy the slice of life you experience, and life turns out to be wonderful.” –Leo Babauta