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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 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 by Leonardo da Vinci about simplicity

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

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 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 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,

God always takes the simplest way.

Albert Einstein, physicist

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

Thomas Mann, writer

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

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

Lee J. Colan, author

Simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds.

Remy De Gourmont, novelist

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

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

Montesquieu, philosopher

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

Winston Churchill, politician

Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.

Thor Heyerdahl, explorer

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

Philip James Bailey, poet

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

Raymond Holliwell,

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

Kahlil Gibran, artist

Nothing is true, but that which is simple.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

Seek simplicity but distrust it.

Alfred North Whitehead, mathematician

Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.

Winston Churchill, politician

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.

Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman

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

Charles Dudley Warner, journalist

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

Luc De Clapiers, writer

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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

To simplify complications is the first essential of success.

George Earle Buckle,

It is the childlike mind that finds the kingdom.

Charles Fillmore, educator

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

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,

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

Leo Tolstoy, novelist

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,

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

A taste for simplicity cannot endure for long.

Eugene Delacroix, artist

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

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

The trouble with measurement is its seeming simplicity.


The complex develops out of the simple.

Colin Wilson, writer

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

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 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

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

Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

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

Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

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,

Simplicity makes me happy.

Alicia Keys, musician

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

Albert Einstein, physicist

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

Hans Hofmann, artist

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

Dennis Ritchie, scientist

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

Honore de Balzac, novelist

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,

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

Samuel Johnson, author

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

Richard Deupree,

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, actor

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

Jack Kinder,

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

Marquis De Vauvenargues,

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

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

Thomas a Kempis,

Simplicity is the seal of truth.


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, economist

I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity of our system of government forbids it.

Andrew Jackson, president

No matter how complicated a problem is, it usually can be reduced to a simple, comprehensible form which is often the best solution.

An Wang, businessman

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, novelist

Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child.

Alexander Pope, 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

My philosophy? Simplicity plus variety.

Hank Stram,

Simplicity is the key.

Ritchie Blackmore,

As beautiful as simplicity is, it can become a tradition that stands in the way of exploration.

Laura Nyro, musician

A logical analysis of reflexive usages in French shows, however, that this simplicity is an illusion and that, so far from helping the foreigner, it is more calculated to bother him.

Edward Sapir, scientist

French and German illustrate the misleading character of apparent grammatical simplicity just as well.

Edward Sapir, scientist

One of the glories of English simplicity is the possibility of using the same word as noun and verb.

Edward Sapir, scientist

These examples of the lack of simplicity in English and French, all appearances to the contrary, could be multiplied almost without limit and apply to all national languages.

Edward Sapir, scientist

I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom, and to commit my cause to God, not fearing to offend men, who take offence at the simplicity of truth, is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others.

John Woolman, clergyman

Simplicity is not an objective in art, but one achieves simplicity despite one's self by entering into the real sense of things.

Constantin Brancusi,

Even before string theory, especially as physics developed in the 20th century, it turned out that the equations that really work in describing nature with the most generality and the greatest simplicity are very elegant and subtle.

Edward Witten, mathematician

In requiring this candor and simplicity of mind in those who would investigate the truth of our religion, Christianity demands nothing more than is readily conceded to every branch of human science.

Simon Greenleaf, judge

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,

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

Muriel Strode,

Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.

Edsger Dijkstra, scientist

I don't need a lot of money. Simplicity is the answer for me.

Linda McCartney, photographer

Simplicity is the peak of civilization.

Jessie Sampter,

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,

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, writer

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, writer

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, poet

Retail relevancy is all about simplicity... you make her life easier, she will buy from you again, and again, and again.

Ted Rubin, social marketing strategist

Simplicity is the new EDLP (every day low price)!

Ted Rubin, social marketing strategist

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