The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.— Mark Twain
Delightful Complexities quotations
Life is simple; we create the complexity.
The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map.
It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.
Intricate minglings of different uses in cities are not a form of chaos.
On the contrary, they represent a complex and highly developed form of order.
Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple.
Violence is a cleansing force. It frees the native from his inferiority complex and from his despair and inaction; it makes him fearless and restores his self-respect
Power is not an institution, and not a structure;
neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society.
Genius is making complex ideas simple, not making simple ideas complex
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
No president, not the smartest, best human being in the world can do it alone.
You cannot take on this, the power that is in Washington, to billionaires and lobbyist, the military industrial complex, all of this money and power, you can`t do it. You need a mass movement of American who are looking in congress and we say directly.
Men will surrender to the spirit of the age.
They will say that if they had lived in our day, faith would be simple and easy. But in their day, they will say, things are complex; the Church must be brought up to date and made meaningful to the day's problems.
Childhood is a complex dialectical process characterized by periodicity, unevenness in the development of different functions, metamorphosis or qualitative transformation of one form into another, intertwining of external and internal factors, and adaptive processes which overcome impediments that the child encounters.
What I treasure most in life is being able to dream.
During my most difficult moments and complex situations I have been able to dream of a more beautiful future.
Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.
I came seriously close to getting married four times, and each time I backed off in fear or for one reason or another. Each occasion was different, but in hindsight when I look at the people involved, it wasn't a bad thing what I did. I think it may have been more complex had the marriage taken place.
In order to develop normally, a child requires progressively more complex joint activity with one or more adults who have an irrational emotional relationship with the child. Somebody's got to be crazy about that kid. That's number one. First, last and always.
I believe that there's no improvement if you have an inferiority complex and victim mentality.
A woman's mind is as complex as the contents of her handbag;
even when you get to the bottom of it, there is ALWAYS something at the bottom to surprise you!
Man is a complex being: he makes deserts bloom - and lakes die.
For many of us, water simply flows from a faucet, and we think little about it beyond this point of contact. We have lost a sense of respect for the wild river, for the complex workings of a wetland, for the intricate web of life that water supports.
To manage a system effectively, you might focus on the interactions of the parts rather than their behavior taken separately.
That's been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity.
Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
Beware the influence of the military-industrial complex.
The hardest thing in the world is to simplify your life; it’s so easy to make it complex.
I have an inferiority complex, but it’s not a very good one.
A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility.
A taste so profound and complex that it can't even be compared to other tastes, only to emotions. Cheesy waffles, I was thinking, tastes like love without the fear of love's dissolution.
People aren't very good listeners, by nature.
Part of being a good communicator is recognizing and understanding that and trying to make the complex simple. I try to capture a concept, an idea or a moment in a few words. If they remember it, job done.
When we deal with cities we are dealing with life at its most complex and intense. Planners are guided by principles derived from the behaviour and appearance of suburbs, tuberculosis sanatoria, fairs and imaginary dream cities - from anything but cities themselves.
One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.
The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity.
Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me - I am happy.
The essence of style is a simple way of saying something complex.
Things that are complex are not useful, Things that are useful are simple.
When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions.
In some ways Lester Young is the most complex rhythmically of any musician.
He does some things which are just phenomenal.
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
The most complex object in the known universe: brain, only uses 20 watts of power. It would require a nuclear power plant to energize a computer the size of a city block to mimic your brain, and your brain does it with just 20 watts. So if someone calls you a dim bulb, that's a compliment.