40 Minimalist Travel Quotes

Inspiring quotes to travel light.

40 minimalist travel quotes

I'm a full-time traveler and I travel light. Very light. 11 pounds of stuff in one bag light. I think that living and traveling as light as possible is so much easier and less of a burden to your body and your mind. Here's a collection of my favorite quotes about minimalism, voluntary simplicity, and traveling light. Enjoy!




1. “When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” susan heller 



2. “It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly." bertrand russell



3. “He who would travel happily must travel light.” antoine de saint-exupéry



4. “Travel light. Live light. Spread the light. Be the light.” yogi bhajan 



5. “We should travel light and live simply. Our enemy is not possessions but excess.” john stott    



6. “I travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are.” diane von furstenberg



7. “Everything you own must be able to fit inside one suitcase; then your mind might be free.” charles bukowski



8. “Stuff is not passive. Stuff wants your time, attention, allegiance. But you know it as well as I do, life is more important than the things we accumulate.” dave bruno 



9. “Real wealth, security, and contentment come not from the trinkets we amass but from how we spend the one life we’ve been given.” the minimalists 



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



11. “Possessions are usually diminished by possession.” friedrich nietzsche



12. "We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life." paulo coelho



13. “Out of clutter, find simplicity.” albert einstein



14. “Any half-awake materialist well knows that which you hold holds you.” tom robbins



15. “Be wary of any enterprise that requires new clothes.” henry david thoreau



16. “The more you have, the more you are occupied. The less you have, the more free you are.” mother teresa



17. “I travel light; as light, that is, as a man can travel who will still carry his body around because of its sentimental value.” christopher fry



18. “My greatest skill in life has been to want but little.” henry david thoreau



19. “Let your memory be your travel bag.” alexander solzhenitsyn



20. “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.” paulo coelho



21. “Living with less comes with massive freedom.” courtney carver 



22. “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify!” henry david thoreau



23. “Simplify. Identify the esstential. Eliminate the rest.” leo babauta 



24. “Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions.” chuck palahniuk



25. “Concern yourself less with possessions. Concern yourself more with living.” joshua becker 



26. “Eliminate physical clutter. More importantly, eliminate spiritual clutter.” dh mondfleur



27. "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." leonardo da vinci 



28. “If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, then this is the best season of your life.” wu-men



29. “As long as possible live free and uncommitted." henry david thoreau



30. “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 bounding



31. “The things you own end up owning you.” chuck palahniuk 



32. “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” albert einstein



33. “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



34. “Simplicity is the essence of happiness.” cedric bledsoe



35. “The best things in life aren’t things.” joshua becker 



36. "Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves." edwin way teale



37. "Less is more." ludwig mies van der rohe



38. "Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life." katharine fullerton gerould



39. “Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all.” nathan w morris



40. “Life arrives and departs on its own schedule, not ours; it’s time to travel light, and be ready to go wherever it takes us.” meg wolfe

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