Simplicity Quotes

From naive simplicity we arrive at more profound simplicity.

Albert Schweitzer

Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought.

William Hazlitt

Simplicity of character is no hindrance to subtlety of intellect.

John Morley

There is no greatness where there is not simplicity.

Leo Tolstoy

Simplicity and naturalness are the truest marks of distinction.

W. Somerset Maugham

Simplicity is an exact medium between too little and too much.

Sir Joshua Reynolds

Simplicity is the peak of civilization.

Jessie Sampter

It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.

Aristotle

Simplicity is the glory of expression

Walt Whitman

Engineering is the science and art of efficient dealing with materials and forces... it involves the most economic design and execution... assuring, when properly performed, the most advantageous combination of accuracy, safety, durability, speed, simplicity, efficiency, and economy possible for the conditions of design and service.

J. A. L. Waddell, Frank W. Skinner, and H. E. Wess

The daisy's for simplicity and unaffected air.

Robert Burns

The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

Frank Lloyd Wright

In Zen, poverty is voluntary, and considered not really as poverty so much as simplicity, freedom, unclutteredness.

Alan Watts

Avoid fragmentation: Find your focus and seek simplicity. Purposeful living calls for elegant efficiency and economy of effort—expanding the minimum time and energy necessary to achieve desired goals.

Dan Millman

"The greatest wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more." "The flowers, the animals, the mountains, reflected the wisdom of his best hour, as much as they had delighted the simplicity of his childhood."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If one's life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements. And finally, there is an intense delight in abandoning faulty states of mind and in cultivating helpful ones in meditation.

Dalai Lama

Simplicity, carried to an extreme, becomes elegance.

Jon Franklin

To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but to so love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust

Henry David Thoreau

Great culture is often betokened by great simplicity.

Dorothee DeLuzy

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

The Three Rules of Work: 1. Out of clutter, find simplicity. 2. From discord, find harmony. 3. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity

Albert Einstein

Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.

Plato

I despise simplicity. It is the negation of all that is beautiful.

Norman Hartnell

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