5 Quotes to Remember: The Big Benefits of Small Living

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Living in a small space has its challenges and virtues. I find that it forces me to be more thoughtful with what I bring into my home. Since there is little room for storage, everything is on display. Because of this, I try to be careful with what I buy. I ask myself if I really need it and if I will want to look at and live with it every day.Regardless of the ways in which we are challenged by our space, keeping these inspired quotes in mind provide a good starting point to seeing the benefits these challenges provide.

• 1 You know you have reached perfection of design not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away. - Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry

• 2 Small rooms or dwellings discipline the mind, large ones weaken it. - Leonardo Da Vinci

• 3 The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less. - Socrates

• 4 Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. - William Morris

• 5 Live simply so that others may simply live. - Elizabeth Ann Seton

Read More: 30 Best Quotes on Living Small on Eco Salon

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(Image: Claudia's Northern Exposure from Small Cool 2011)

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