Organizing Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old organizing quotes, organizing sayings, and organizing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends. Pearl S. Buck
Bottom line is, if you do not use it or need it, it's clutter, and it needs to go. Charisse Ward
All time management begins with planning. Tom Greening
Don't agonize. Organize. Florynce Kennedy
A good system shortens the road to the goal. Orison Swett Marden
Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein
Don't be afraid of failure, be afraid of not trying in the first place. Marie Forleo
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. Hans Hofmann
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. William Morris
Owning less is better than organizing more. Joshua Becker
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. Michael Jordan
Organizing is a process; an organization is the result of that process. Elinor Ostrom
If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. Benjamin Franklin
Being organized is not about being company-ready 24/7. It's about being able to find what you need and restore order quickly. Monika Kristofferson
Organize today, succeed tomorrow. Christina Scalise
Organizing is like putting a puzzle together, you have to gather up all the pieces, sort the ones that are similar into groups and then place them together in just the right places. Christina Scalise
Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today African Proverb
Organizing gives workers the power to lift themselves out of poverty and build a better future. Eric Schneiderman
The next time you decide to unclutter your life and clean up your space, start with the things that are truly useless – like regrets, shame and anger. Shandra Kring
Organizing the home:  1% buying boxes and bins and putting stuff away.  99% motivation. Anonymous
The only difference between a mob and a trained army is organization. Calvin Coolidge
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. Eleanor Roosevelt
Disaster shocks us out of slumber, but only skillful efforts keeps us awake. Rebecca Solnit
Clutter is the physical manifestation of unmade decisions fueled by procrastination. Christina Scalise
You don't have to be perfect to be organized. Monika Kristofferson
Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated. Confucius
Our life is frittered away by detail...Simplify, simplify. Henry David Thoreau
Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time” is to say “I don’t want to. Lao Tzu
If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. Olin Miller
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler. Henry David Thoreau