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Picture quote by Lao Tzu about simplicity

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

Picture quote by Confucius about life

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

Picture quote by Coco Chanel about simplicity

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

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

Picture quote by Leonardo da Vinci about simplicity

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

Picture quote about life

Life is about the pretty little things.

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

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

Picture quote about life

Take time to enjoy the simple things in life

Picture quote about simplicity

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Picture quote by Charles Munger about inspirational

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

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, physicist

When the solution is simple, God is answering.

Albert Einstein, physicist

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

Rene Descartes, mathematician

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

Henry David Thoreau, author

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Leonardo da Vinci, artist

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

Bruce Lee, actor

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

Albert Einstein, physicist

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

Henry Ford, industrialist

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

Chinese Proverbs,

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

Thomas Mann, writer

God always takes the simplest way.

Albert Einstein, physicist

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.

Doug Horton,

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, poet

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

Warren Buffett, business magnate

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

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

Ernest Hemingway, novelist

Simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds.

Remy De Gourmont, novelist

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

Winston Churchill, politician

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

Montesquieu, philosopher

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

Lee J. Colan, author

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.

Thor Heyerdahl, explorer

Nothing is true, but that which is simple.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

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

Raymond Holliwell,

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

Philip James Bailey, poet

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

Kahlil Gibran, artist

Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.

Winston Churchill, politician

Seek simplicity but distrust it.

Alfred North Whitehead, mathematician

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

Luc De Clapiers, writer

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

Charles Dudley Warner, journalist

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.

Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman

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,

To simplify complications is the first essential of success.

George Earle Buckle,

It is the childlike mind that finds the kingdom.

Charles Fillmore, educator

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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

Leo Tolstoy, novelist

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, composer

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, physicist

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, actress

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

Bruce Lee, actor

A taste for simplicity cannot endure for long.

Eugene Delacroix, artist

The complex develops out of the simple.

Colin Wilson, writer

The trouble with measurement is its seeming simplicity.


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, artist

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,

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

Yves Saint Laurent, designer

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

Albert Einstein, physicist

Simplicity makes me happy.

Alicia Keys, musician

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

Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

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

Paul Rand, designer

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, writer

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

Walt Whitman, poet

See it big, and keep it simple.

Wilferd A. Peterson,

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, artist

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

Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

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

Thomas Kempis,

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

Jack Kinder,

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

Hans Hofmann, artist

The most complex things are the simplest.

Agni Celeste,

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, actor

The whole is simpler than the sum of its parts.

Willard Gibbs,

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

Samuel Johnson, author

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

Honore de Balzac, novelist

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

Richard Deupree,

Simplicity is the seal of truth.


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

Thomas a Kempis,

Like all magnificent things, it's very simple.

Natalie Babbitt,

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

Herbert Hoover, president

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,

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

Dennis Ritchie, scientist

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, economist

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

Marquis De Vauvenargues,

Simplicity is the glory of expression.

Walt Whitman, poet

My encouragement: delete the energy vampires from your life, clean out all complexity, build a team around you that frees you to fly, remove anything toxic, and cherish simplicity. Because that's where genius lives.

Robin S. Sharma, author

There is a beauty and clarity that comes from simplicity that we sometimes do not appreciate in our thirst for intricate solutions.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, theologian

Whatever our circumstances, everything can feel so simple, so beautiful, and so right when we no longer pay attention to the mind’s incessant chatter.

Dan Millman, author

The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity; so have some little frocks; but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine.

Dorothy L. Sayers, author

What is so brilliant about the gadgets is their simplicity.

Desmond Llewelyn, actor

Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.

Alan Perlis, scientist

When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it.

Jacob Lawrence, artist

I just like simplicity. I like simple songs, I like simple chords, simple vocals, simple lead guitar. I just like simplicity. That's just the way I like it.

Jeremy Spencer, musician

Simplicity is a state of mind.

Charles Wagner,

Through the ingenuousness of her age beamed an ardent mind, a mind not of the women but of the poet; she did not please, she intoxicated.

Alexandre Dumas, dramatist

And so from that, I've always been fascinated with the idea that complexity can come out of such simplicity.

Will Wright, scientist

There is no single development, in either technology or management technique, which by itself promises even one order-of-magnitude improvement within a decade in productivity, in reliability, in simplicity.

Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.,

So with that will prompt and prepared to serve all those whom I perceive to be servants of my Lord, I will speak of three things with simplicity and love as if I were speaking to my own soul.

Ignatius Loyola, clergyman

I add, that those who are bent on restoring the whole church ought to be well instructed in the word, and to abstain from doing anything under the pretext of simplicity.

John Nelson Darby, clergyman

Outward simplicity befits ordinary men, like a garment made to measure for them; but it serves as an adornment to those who have filled their lives with great deeds: they might be compared to some beauty carelessly dressed and thereby all the more attractive.

Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

There is a simplicity that exists on the far side of complexity, and there is a communication of sentiment and attitude not to be discovered by careful exegesis of a text.

Patrick J. Buchanan,

The noble simplicity in the works of nature only too often originates in the noble shortsightedness of him who observes it.

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg, scientist

Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.

Henry Adams, historian

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, photographer

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, poet

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

Donald Norman, scientist

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

Marjory Stoneman Douglas, journalist

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

Branford Marsalis, musician

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, artist

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, poet

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, photographer

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