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35 Tiny House Quotes that will Give you Goosebumps

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Tiny House Quotes

We’re not alone in our passion for simplicity, minimalism, and humility. Great minds have preached the same for hundreds of years. While these Tiny House Quotes may not have been specifically directed towards the Tiny House Movement, they’re still very much applicable to the lifestyle and mindset of this growing culture.

Below are quotes from iconic figures ranging from Oprah to Confucius to Leonardo da Vinci. Each will hopefully inspire you and reinforce your decision to pursue a simpler life.

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“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
– William Morris
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“As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.””
– Henry David Thoreau

“Home is where the heart is.”
– Pliny the Elder

“I think that when you invite people to your home, you invite them to yourself.”
– Oprah Winfrey

“We don’t need to increase our goods nearly as much as we need to scale down our wants. Not wanting something is as good as possessing it.”
– Donald Horban

“If one had taken what is necessary to cover one’s needs and had left the rest to those who are in need, no one would be rich, no one would be poor, no one would be in need.”
– Saint Basil

“If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements.”
– The Dalai Lama

“We go on multiplying our conveniences only to multiply our cares. We increase our possessions only to the enlargement of our anxieties.”
– Anna C. Bracket

“If you want to be given everything, give everything up.”
– Lao Tzu

“Less is more”
– Ludwig Miles van der Rohe

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
– Confucius

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”
– Lao Tzu

“Live simply so that others may simply live.”
– Elizabeth Ann Seton

“One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in.”
– Francis Jourdain

“Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.”
– Winston Churchill

“Own less stuff. Enjoy more freedom. It really is that simple.”
– Joshua Becker

“With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.”
– Lope de Vega

“Poverty is my pride.”
– Muhammed

“Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduced themselves.”
– Edwin Way Teale

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.”
– E.F. Schumaker

“Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life.”
– Katharine Fulerton Gerould

“Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes an more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.”
– Frederic Chopin

“You can never get enough of what you don’t need to make you happy.”
– Eric Hoffer

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
– Leonardo da Vinci

“Small rooms or dwellings discipline the mind, large ones weaken it.”
– Leonardo da Vinci

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
– Hans Hoffman

“The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.”
– Elise Boulding

“You know you have reached perfection of design not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“The intention of voluntary simplicity is not to dogmatically live with less. It’s a more demanding intention of living with balance. This is a middle way that moves between the extremes of poverty and indulgence.”
– Duane Elgin

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

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

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

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

“Too many people spend money the haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”
– Will Rogers

“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



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