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  1. Picture quote by Lao Tzu about simplicity

    Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. ⏤ Lao Tzu

  2. Picture quote by Confucius about life

    Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated ⏤ Confucius

  3. Picture quote by Coco Chanel about simplicity

    Simplicity is the key note of all true elegance ⏤ Coco Chanel

  4. Picture quote by Leonardo da Vinci about simplicity

    Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication. ⏤ Leonardo da Vinci

  5. Picture quote by Paramahansa Yogananda about life

    Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become. ⏤ Paramahansa Yogananda

  6. Picture quote by Richard Branson about complexity

    Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple. ⏤ Richard Branson

  7. Picture quote about life

    Take time to enjoy the simple things in life

  8. Picture quote about life

    Life is about the pretty little things.

  9. Picture quote by E. F. [Ernst Friedrich] Schumacher about simplicity

    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. ⏤ E. F. [Ernst Friedrich] Schumacher

  10. Picture quote about simplicity

    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

  11. Picture quote by Charles Munger about inspirational

    Take a simple idea and take it seriously. ⏤ Charles Munger

  12. Picture quote by Jim Horning about simple

    Nothing is as simple as we hope it will be. ⏤ Jim Horning

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If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.

Albert Einstein

When the solution is simple, God is answering.

Albert Einstein

Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.

Rene Descartes

Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.

Henry David Thoreau

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Leonardo da Vinci

It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.

Bruce Lee

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. Simplify, then simplify again.

Albert Einstein

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

Henry Ford

Never do anything standing that you can do sitting, or anything sitting that you can do lying down.

Chinese Proverbs

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.

Doug Horton

God always takes the simplest way.

Albert Einstein

Order and simplification are the first steps towards the mastery of a subject.

Thomas Mann

Everything is simpler than you think and yet more complex than you imagine.


Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.

Warren Buffett

There is repetition everywhere, and nothing is found only once in the world.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.

Ernest Hemingway

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

Winston Churchill

Simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds.

Remy De Gourmont

Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.

Thor Heyerdahl

Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I have always observed that to succeed in the world a person must seem simple, yet wise.


Complexity creates a maze between you and success. Simplicity ensures a clear line of sight.

Lee J. Colan

Seek simplicity but distrust it.

Alfred North Whitehead

Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.

Philip James Bailey

Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.

Winston Churchill

The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.

Kahlil Gibran

Nothing is true, but that which is simple.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Understanding reduces the greatest to simplicity, and lack of its causes the least to take on the magnitude.

Raymond Holliwell

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.

Norman Vincent Peale

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.

Charles Dudley Warner

When thought is too weak to be simply expressed, it's clear proof that it should be rejected.

Luc De Clapiers

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.

Leo Tolstoy

If the pace and the push, the noise and the crowds are getting to you, it's time to stop the nonsense and find a place of solace to refresh your spirit.

Charles Swindoll

It is the childlike mind that finds the kingdom.

Charles Fillmore

Don't get me wrong, I admire elegance and have an appreciation of the finer things in life. But to me, beauty lies in simplicity.

Mark Hyman

It the proof of high culture to say the greatest matters in the simplest way.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.

Frederic Chopin

To simplify complications is the first essential of success.

George Earle Buckle

I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.

Yves Saint Laurent

I've discovered that I value simplicity above all in dressing. I don't like anything I wear to be too complicated or fussy.

Ziyi Zhang

The trouble with measurement is its seeming simplicity.


The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.

Albert Einstein

The height of cultivation runs to simplicity. Halfway cultivation runs to ornamentation.

Bruce Lee

The complex develops out of the simple.

Colin Wilson

A taste for simplicity cannot endure for long.

Eugene Delacroix

A snowball is simple, direct and familiar to most of us. I use this simplicity as a container for feelings and ideas that function on many levels.

Andy Goldsworthy

Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.

Frank Lloyd Wright

I paint from the top down. From the sky, then the mountains, then the hills, then the houses, then the cattle, and then the people.

Grandma Moses

Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.

Paul Rand

See it big, and keep it simple.

Wilferd A. Peterson

Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity.

Frank Lloyd Wright

It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated; far more difficult to sacrifice skill and easy execution in the proper place, than to expand both indiscriminately.

John Ruskin

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.

E.F. Schumacher

Simplicity makes me happy.

Alicia Keys

Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.

Albert Einstein

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.

Hans Hofmann

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.

Walt Whitman

I don't understand complicated problems. I only understand simple ones.

Richard Deupree

Life will not bear refinement. You must do as other people do.

Samuel Johnson

The whole is simpler than the sum of its parts.

Willard Gibbs

To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is.

Bruce Lee

Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.

Thomas a Kempis

In our systems work through simplicity, consistency, and repetition.

Jack Kinder

During the great storms of our lives we imitate those captains who jettison their weightiest cargo.

Honore de Balzac

When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it should be rejected.

Marquis De Vauvenargues

Simplicity is the seal of truth.


Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.

Herbert Hoover

Like all magnificent things, it's very simple.

Natalie Babbitt

Writing is no trouble: you just jot down ideas as they occur to you. The jotting is simplicity itself - it is the occurring which is difficult.

Stephen Leacock

Simplicity is the intention, purity in the affection; simplicity turns to God, purity unites with and enjoys him.

Thomas Kempis

The most complex things are the simplest.

Agni Celeste

UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.

Dennis Ritchie

What's really important is to simplify. The work of most photographers would be improved immensely if they could do one thing: get rid of the extraneous. If you strive for simplicity, you are more likely to reach the viewer.

William Albert Allard

The simplicity and uniformity of rural occupations, and their incessant practice, preclude any anxieties and agitations of hope and fear, to which employments of a more precarious and casual nature are subject.

William Falconer

I believe that the Apple Shuffle is an excellent compromise among the conflicting requirements of simplicity, elegance, size, battery life, and function.

Donald Norman

They are unique in the simplicity, the diversity, the related harmony of the forms of life that they enclose.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Pop doesn't really look back. It can't. What makes pop work is simplicity.

Branford Marsalis

As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.

Albrecht Durer

Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you increase the other. Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former.

William Shenstone

As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.

Sam Abell

I will bring the health of simplicity to my burdened soul and days.

Muriel Strode

Guided only by their feeling for symmetry, simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense of the fitness of things, creative mathematicians now, as in the past, are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than by any prospect of ultimate usefulness.

E. T. Bell

Partial culture runs to the ornate, extreme culture to simplicity.

Christian Nevell Bovee

And yes, there's a simplicity to writing books because you're not a member of a team, so you make all the decisions yourself instead of deferring to a committee.

Bernard Cornwell

I have enough money in the bank now to buy enough beans and rice for twenty-five years. To the end (sometimes longed for). Why not kidnap Suzy and sneak off to the life of a semi-hermit? A tempting, constantly tempting idea. ......Peace. Simplicity. Order, ceremony and ritual. Voluntary poverty. An end to clutter and this vulgar, stifling, crushing burden of things

Edward Abbey

The price we pay for the complexity of life is too high. When you think of all the effort you have to put in --telephonic, technological and relational --to alter even the slightest bit of behavior in this strange world we call social life, you are left pining for the straightforwardness of primitive peoples and their physical work.

Jean Baudrillard

I have a simple life. I mean, you just give me a drum roll, they announce my name, and I come out and sing. In my job I have a contract that says I'm a singer. So I sing.

Tony Bennett

Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.

Robert Collier

There is no language of the holy.The sacred lies in the ordinary.

Deng MingDao

A refined simplicity is the characteristic of all high bred deportment, in every country, and a considerate humanity should be the aim of all beneath it.

James Fenimore Cooper

What is conceived well is expressed clearly.

Philippe Nericault Destouches

It is a fair trade and an equal exchange: to the extent that you depart from things, thus far, no more and no less, God enters into you with all that is his, as far as you have stripped yourself of yourself in all things. It is here that you should begin, whatever the cost, for it is here that you will find true peace, and nowhere else.

Meister Eckhart

Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.

Albert Einstein

Mine is a most peaceable disposition. My wishes are: a humble cottage with a thatched roof, but a good bed, good food, the freshest milk and butter, flowers before my window, and a few fine trees before my door; and if God wants to make my happiness complete, He will grant me the joy of seeing some six or seven of my enemies hanging from those trees.

Heinrich Heine

Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art. They seem to be the purpose of God for his whole creation.

Richard Holloway

I hate American simplicity. I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort. If I could pronounce the name James in any different or more elaborate way I should be in favor of doing it.

Henry James

The wisest keeps something of the vision of a child. Though he may understand a thousand things that a child could not understand, he is always a beginner, close to the original meaning of life.

John Macy

Simplicity is the peak of civilization.

Jessie Sampter

Intellectual comradeship requires that you think your thoughts through to the place where you can make the complex seem simple, the obscure quite clear.

David Seabury

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