Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity. From discord find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.— Albert Einstein
Surprising Minimal quotations
Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth, or power.
Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter.
I think my style revolves around the philosophy that less is more, that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. That goes for my taste in design and in clothes, and even affects the way I approach music. I'm all about keeping things simple, and minimal, but being able to convey something powerful through that approach.
We imagine a school in which students and teachers excitedly and joyfully stretch themselves to their limits in pursuit of projects built on their own visions … not one that that merely succeeds in making apathetic students satisfy minimal standards.
I consider space to be a material. The articulation of space has come to take precedence over other concerns. I attempt to use sculptural form to make space distinct.
Every time you sustain a head injury, the risk gets higher and higher.
I always said that if there ever was a point where the risk was more than minimal, I would stop playing.
The answer lies within ourselves. If we can't find peace and happiness there, it's not going to come from the outside.
We go on multiplying our conveniences only to multiply our cares.
We increase our possessions only to the enlargement of our anxieties.
Minimalism is about creating complete harmony and not about making simple.
I think I'm good at amplifying an actor's strengths, and minimizing their weaknesses. And they all have strengths and weaknesses.
Minimalism is not defined by what is not there but by the rightness of what is and the richness with which this is experienced.
Actual space is intrinsically more powerful and specific than paint on a flat surface.
Live simply so that others may simply live.
The Founders never intended for Americans to trust their government.
Our entire Constitution was predicated on the notion that government was a necessary evil, to be restrained and minimized as much as possible.
The desire to maximize the number of winning trades (or minimize the number of losing trades) works against the trader. The success rate of trades is the least important performance statistic and may even be inversely related to performance.
The enemy works overtime to keep us in shame.
He knows if he can keep us in shame, he can minimize our intimacy with God.
Network marketing is the only industry that allows common people to earn millions with a minimal investment and zero overhead, coupled with total time freedom and the joy of global travel. There are three magic words that worked for all of us who have made it to the pinnacle and they'll work for you: 'Just don't quit.'
Sustainability at Nike means being laser-focused on evolving our business model to deliver profitable growth while leveraging the efficiencies of lean manufacturing, minimizing our environmental impact and using the tools available to us to bring about positive change across our entire supply chain.
Gertrude Stein, all courage and will, is a soldier of minimalism.
Her work, unlike the resonating silences in the art of Samuel Beckett, embodies in its loquacity and verbosity the curious paradox of the minimalist form. This art of the nuance in repetition and placement she shares with the orchestral compositions of Philip Glass.
Minimalism is the pursuit of the essence of things, not the appearance.
There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.
The more minimal the art, the more maximum the explanation.
The truly scientific mind is altogether unafraid of the new, and while having no mercy for ideas which have served their turn or shown their uselessness, it will not grudge to any unfamiliar conception its moment of full and friendly attention, hoping to expand rather than to minimize what small core of usefulness it may happen to contain.
One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in.
The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple.
When you hear the party that glorified Occupy Wall Street blast success;
when you hear them minimize the genius of the men and women who make jobs out of nothing, is that what you teach your children about work?
Our treatment of animals, in every department, is deeply and systematically immoral. Becoming a vegetarian is only the most minimal ethical response to the magnitude of the evil.
Love and politics are the two great figures of social engagement.
Politics is enthusiasm with a collective; with love, two people. So love is the minimal form of communism.
Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.
No matter how careful you are, the one risk no investor can ever eliminate is the risk of being wrong. Only by insisting on what Graham called the "margin of safety" - never overpaying, no matter how exciting an investment seems to be - can you minimize your odds of error.
You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.
' You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.
No state more extensive than the minimal state can be justified.
The more people anticipate the elimination of suffering the less strength they have actually to oppose it. Whoever deals with his personal suffering only in the way our society has taught him - through illusion, minimization, suppression, apathy - will deal with societal suffering in the same way.
For too long we have been protecting the ones who have hurt us by minimizing our trauma and deprivation. It's time to stop protecting them and start to protect ourselves. We have been told and feel that we are responsible for their emotional well-being. We are not. We are responsible only for ourselves.
So let us call genocide, genocide. Let us not minimize the deliberate murder of 1.5 million people. Let us have a moral victory that can shine as a light to all nations.