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Few quotes to remember.

It seems that perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove. - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

You can enjoy a thing without owning it.

All that clutter used to be money.

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. - Seneca

I love to go and see all the things I am happy without. - Socrates

The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires. - Seneca

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little. - Epicurus

If more is better, then what I have is not enough. - Paul Wachtel

The things you own end up owning you. - Tyler Durden

The memories aren’t inside of the things; they’re inside us.

Upgrades that place you in debt downgrade your quality of life. - The Minimalists

You can't change the people around you but you can change the people around you. - The Minimalists

The solution is the problem. - The Minimalists

You are not your job, you're not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis. You are all singing, all dancing crap of the world. ― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

A house becomes a home when you add love, not stuff.

Most people are buying things they don’t need with money they don’t have to impress people they don’t like.

In an essay on contemplation, the Christian writer Alan Jacobs recently commended the comedian Louis C.K. for withholding smartphones from his children. On the Conan O’Brien show, C.K. explained why: “You need to build an ability to just be yourself and not be doing something. That’s what the phones are taking away,” he said. “Underneath in your life there’s that thing … that forever empty … that knowledge that it’s all for nothing and you’re alone … That’s why we text and drive … because we don’t want to be alone for a second.”

In short, it's a serious mistake to think that we need to form an opinion about everything. Ninety percent of our opinions are superfluous. Yet the news is constantly urging us to form opinions. This robs us of concentration and inner peace. Opinions are like noses - everybody has one. Consuming the news is like having a whole face full of noses. -Rolf Dobelli, author of Stop Reading the News