Inspirational Quotes About Simplicity And Focus On Self

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Simplicity is something that tends to get sidelined nowadays. This is because people have the tendency of making things complicated. In so doing, our life gets stressful and we lose focus on what is important in life.

Simplicity and focusing on self

Simplicity is removing the complexities of things and living with just the basics. The fundamentals of life.

When you live simply, you learn to be more appreciative of life. You will live a less stressed and more meaningful life.

This is because you’ve learned to live with the things that are important- health, family, relationships, and learning rather than material things.

Simplicity allows you to live a more relaxed life, free of stress and worry. It also allows you to focus and improve on yourself. As a result, you will have better relations with people who are important to you.

If you’re on the path to simplicity and self-focus, here are some inspirational quotes to keep you going.

Inspirational quotes on simplicity

There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.

– Warren Buffett

Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple.

Richard Branson

The less I needed, the better I felt.

– Charles Bukowski

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

– Leo Babauta

Simplicity is hard to build, easy to use, and hard to charge for. Complexity is easy to build, hard to use, and easy to charge for.

– Charles Sacca

He who is contented is rich.

– Lao Tzu

Receive without conceit, release without struggle.

– Marcus Aurelius

The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires.

– Seneca

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

– William James

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

– Brian Gardner

Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury – to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.

– Albert Einstein

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

– Mother Teresa

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

– Leo Tolstoy

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

– Winston Churchill

Men are not great or small because of their material possessions. They are great or small because of what they are.

– James Cash Penney

Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.

– Buddha

To be content, look backward on those who possess less than yourself, not forward on those who possess more. If this does not make you content, you don’t deserve to be happy.

– Benjamin Franklin

Let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.

– Henry David Thoreau

Inspirational quotes to focus on yourself

Stop feeling sorry for yourself and you will be happy.

– Stephen Fry

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

– George Bernard Shaw

 The more you are like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.

– Walt Disney

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.

– Lao Tzu

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

– Buddha

 Looking after yourself is the greatest act of kindness you can give the world. Loving yourself first is the best way to spread love.

– Holly Bourne

Just look at yourself in the mirror and focus on what you need to do to get better.

– Choo Freeman

Real change will come when you focus on yourself.

– Ritu Ghatourey

Sometimes we can feel like we are not good enough, but it is important to remember that we have nothing to prove to others. Love and respect yourself each and every day.

– Lisa Lieberman-Wang

Whatever you are, be a good one.

– Abraham Lincoln

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.

– Rick Riordan

When you love yourself, you love others. When you hate yourself, you hate others. In relationships with others, it is only you, mirrored.

– Osho

Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.

– Dalai Lama

Find yourself first, like yourself first, love yourself first, and friendship and love will naturally find you.

– Mandy Hale

Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.

– Eleanor Roosevelt.

A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.

– Brian Tracy

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.

– Marvin Gaye

Always remember, your focus determines your reality.

– George Lucas

Whenever you feel compelled to put others first at the expense of yourself, you are denying your own reality, your own identity.

– David Stafford

Your life is controlled by what you focus on.

– Tony Robbins

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

Bernard Brauch

You’ve sacrificed too much for others. Now do the same for yourself.

– Mitta Xinindlu

Always choose yourself first. Women are very socialized to choose other people. If you put yourself first, it’s this incredible path you can forge for yourself.

– Rebecca Traister

When you shift your attention to yourself, there are countless opportunities to explore.

– Nitin Namdeo

Focus on your opinion of yourself and not the opinion others have of you.

– Winnie Harlow

Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

– M. Scott Peck

Choose to put yourself first and make you a priority. It’s not selfish, it’s necessary.

– Keysha Jade

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

– Rumi

Focus on making yourself better, not on thinking that you are better.

– Bodhi Sanders

If you want to succeed, focus on changing yourself, not others.

– Unknown

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.

– Brene Brown

 We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.

– Virginia Satir

We must fall in love with yourselves. I don’t like myself. I’m crazy about myself.

– Mae West

It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.

– Voltaire


People have a tendency to overcomplicate things at times. This leads to living a stressful life and then complaining about how difficult life is.

It is therefore important that we practice simplicity in order to enjoy life more.

When we live a simple life, we can better discern what is truly important to us. These include our physical and mental health, family, other social relationships, and lifelong learning.

With a simple life, we will be able to afford to focus on ourselves and our self-improvement.

Finally, I hope you found the inspirational quotes shared here useful in your journey to a life focused on yourself and simplicity.

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