Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.
— Leonardo da Vinci

subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
Oliver Cromwell subtlety quote

It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
— Isaac Asimov

I like repressed characters. That gives me a lot of freedom to make a lot of different choices through subtleties.
— Jeremy Renner

Simplicity of character is no hindrance to subtlety of intellect.
— subtlety quotation by John Morley