75 Simple Life Quotes in One Line You Should Write Down

75 Simple Life Quotes in One Line You Should Write Down

Sometimes the most beautiful quotes are short and simple life quotes in one line. Quotes can be a great way to get inspired and gain perspective for our daily lives. 

Even though the most meaningful quotes are often said by someone else whose life story we may not know, they can be so relatable. And can help us embrace simplicity as we live life. 

Positive, simple life quotes can help us focus our intentions

Simple life quotes that are just one line are purposefully short. They can help us focus on a single concept and really use it to manifest our own intentions and goals. Plus, another great thing about these quotes is that they’re easy to write in a journal, quick to jot down in a planner, or post on a bulletin board. Wherever you need a boost of inspiration for your daily life, these inspirational quotes can have a positive impact on your day.

Whether you’re looking for motivational quotes, short inspirational quotes, love quotes, life quotes, or just simplicity quotes, there is a quote for you in this list!

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72 Short and Simple Life Quotes 

These one-liner quotes can apply to so many different aspects of your life. The best quotes for helping us embrace the essence of life and live simply are sometimes the shortest. 

It can be a short quote about love, a one-line quote about life, or just a beautiful, simple life quote. Regardless of what the quote may be about, you can take it and use it as powerful inspiration in your daily life. Plus, one of the great things about these quotes is that they can all relate to personal development and growth somehow. 

  1. “Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso
  2. “Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk but no flowers grow.” – Vincent van Gogh
  3. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow” – Mahatma Gandhi
  4. “It always seems impossible until it's done.” – Nelson Mandela
  5. “The time is always right to do what is right” – Martin Luther King Jr. 
  6. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle
  7. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one”. – Dolly Parton.
  8. “Live a simple life; you will own the most beautiful treasures of the world!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan
  9. “A simple life gives birth to more clarity, inner peace and meaningful relationships.”  – Margo Vader
  10. “Because you are alive, everything is possible.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
  11. “Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
  12. “Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.” – Henry David Thoreau
  13. “The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are going.” – Oliver Wendall Holmes Jr.
  14. “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” – William Arthur Ward
  15. "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." – Leonardo da Vinci 
  16. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” – Lucille Ball
  17. “Lead from the heart, not the head.” – Princess Diana
  18. “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.” – Reba McEntire
  19. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  20. Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart. – Basil Rathbone
  21. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein 
  22. “There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin
  23. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
  24. “Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.” – Jean Vanier
  25. “I decided I can’t pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it.” – Serena Williams
  26. “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” – Maya Angelou
  27. “I have never been hurt by what I have not said.” – Calvin Coolidge
  28. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” – Henry Ford
  29. “I like criticism. It makes you strong.” – LeBron James
  30. “Decisions without actions are worthless.” – W. Clement Stone
  31. “Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  32. “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean
  33. “Oh, the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind.” – Dr. Seuss
  34. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin
  35. “If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain
  36. “I don’t need it to be easy, I need it to be worth it.” – Lil Wayne
  37. “To live will be an awfully big adventure.” – Peter Pan
  38. “There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison
  39. “Never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.” – Drake
  40. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey
  41. “It hurt because it mattered.” – John Green
  42. “I have nothing to lose but something to gain.” – Eminem 
  43. “A happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world.” – Atticus
  44. “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” – Rumi
  45. “Whatever you do, do it well”. – Walt Disney
  46. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot
  47. “If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill
  48. “Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  49. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee
  50. “The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.” – Oscar Wilde
  51. “The life of wisdom must be a life of contemplation combined with action.” – Scott Peck
  52. “May the clouds in your life be only a background for a lovely sunset.” – Irish Saying
  53. “Every day is a good day. There is something to learn, care and celebrate.” – Amit Ray
  54. “Happiness consists not in having much, but in being content with little.” – Marguerite Gardiner
  55. “The simplest things are often the truest.” – Richard Bach
  56. “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.” – Albert Schweitzer
  57. “The biggest asset in the world is your mindset.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
  58. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn
  59. “Learn to live with less so that you appreciate more.” – James Ryan
  60. “We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.” – Anne Frank
  61. “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” – Abraham Lincoln
  62. “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama
  63. “Learning is a weightless treasure you can always carry easily.” – Chinese Proverb
  64. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan
  65. “Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.” – Johnny Depp
  66. “If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.” – Kendrick Lamar
  67. “Change the world by being yourself.” – Amy Poehler
  68. “Tomorrow is now.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  69. “Mistakes are proof that you are trying.” – Unknown
  70. “I live a beautiful life with fewer things—simple, yet full.” – Laurie Buchanan, PhD
  71. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden
  72. “Stay hungry, stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs
  73. "What will you do with your one wild and precious life?" — Mary Oliver
  74. "The best things in life aren't things." — Art Buchwald
  75. "The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don't." — Joshua Becker

We hope our collection of positive quotes, some simple living quotes, some about the beauty and zest of life, inspire you this week!

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Interesting ..
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Raj ~ Malek

Best memorable quotes 😀
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Ausmita Dey

I love this notes ❤️
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Life gives us an impotent lesson “nothing is forever”.
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Best quotes
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