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How can you attain financial freedom, enhanced spirituality, improved mental health and more spare time?

The answer lies, I believe, in living a simple life and abandoning excessive consumption.

You will be happier once you embrace living with less. And you won’t have to work that job you hate so you can afford more stuff to impress people who couldn’t care less.

Here are some of my favourite quotes on living a simple and meaningful life. May they inspire you as they inspired me!

Words to live by

Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy things they don't want to impress people they don't like.

Will Rogers (1920s Hollywood superstar)

He who buys what he doesn't need steals from himself.

Swedish proverb

You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy.

Eric Hoffer (American moral and social philosopher)

Voluntary simplicity means going fewer places in one day rather than more, seeing less so I can see more, doing less so I can do more, acquiring less so I can have more.

John Kabat-Zinn (Wherever You Go There You Are, p. 69)

Happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.

William Cowper (English poet)

That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.

(Henry David Thoreau, 1856)

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Leonardo da Vinci

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