39 Remarkable Leo Babauta Quotes

Leo Babauta is dedicated to sharing his strategies and lifestyle through his blog Zen Habits. Focused on simple living, here are some of the top life lessons shared in these great Leo Babauta quotes listed below.

“Adding little amounts over time makes a huge difference.”

“Advertising is the insidious whisper of the bad angel of commerce.”

“At the end of the day, the questions we ask of ourselves determine the type of people that we will become.”

“Be a curator of your life. Slowly cut things out until you’re left only with what you love, with what’s necessary, with what makes you happy.”

“By setting limitations, we must choose the essential. So in everything you do, learn to set limitations.”

“Doing a huge number of things doesn’t mean you’re getting anything meaningful done.”


“Don’t rush. Go slowly. Be present.”

“Failure is simply an indicator that something in our method needs to be changed.”

“Find a quiet place, and just read. If you’re reading an ebook, clear away everything else but your ebook reader. Then you settle into the reading, and enjoy it.”

“Happiness is not outside ourselves.”

“Happiness isn’t in the future, it’s not somewhere else. It’s available right inside us, right now, all the time.”

“Happiness isn’t outside of us, but actually comes from within.”

“Here’s a simple solution: Take your expectations and throw them in the ocean.”

“How do you respond to people who push you to do more, get more, be more when you are content with who and where you are?”

“Instead of focusing on how much you can accomplish, focus on how much you can absolutely love what you’re doing.”

“Instead of presents, give presence.”

“It’s just as important as brushing your teeth everyday, more important than watching TV or reading online or answering email. Make time for something so crucial to a good life.”

“Keep it simple, and focus on what you have to do right now, not on playing with your system or your tools.”

“Life is better when we don’t try to do everything. Learn to enjoy the slice of life you experience, and life turns out to be wonderful.”

“Limit yourself to fewer goals, and you’ll achieve more.”

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.”

“Now I have a tiny bit of knowledge, but more interestingly, a bit of an awareness of my vast ignorance. This is humbling, and at the same time exciting, because it shows how amazing this world is.”

“Pause. Breathe. Let all of that fade.”

“Pick your life’s short list.”

“Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.”

“Sometimes hard stuff needs to be done in order to make the stuff you love possible.”

“Stop waiting for the right person to come into your life. Be the right person to come to someone’s life.”

“The comfort of certainty and perfection vs. the fear of uncertainty and being suboptimal. This is the struggle. Let me let you in on a secret: no one is free from this struggle.”

“The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters, now.”

“The only way through uncertainty is love.”

“The things that matter most should never be at the mercy of the things that matter least.”

“The way I define happiness is being the creator of your experience, choosing to take pleasure in what you have, right now, regardless of the circumstances, while being the best you that you can be.”

“There are a million possible reasons someone might do something, and they are not a judgment on you. They are more a statement of what’s going on with the other person.”

“There is almost nothing in your life that’s irreplaceable, other than people.”

“Think of nothing that happens as either good or bad. Stop judging, and stop expecting.”

“To live a better quality of life without having to spend and buy and consume.”

“We may feel productive when we’re constantly switching between things, constantly doing something, but in all honesty, we’re not. We’re just distracted.”

“When I look at any moment, even uncomfortable ones, I find that there is a lot to be curious about, a lot to appreciate, a lot to discover and love.”

“When you limit your options, you really get good at sticking to what’s there.”

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