Simplicity Quotes

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Leonardo da Vinci

In the point of rest at the center of our being, we encounter a world where all things are at rest in the same way. Then a tree becomes a mystery, a cloud a revelation, each man a cosmos of whose riches we can only catch glimpses. The life of its simplicity is simple, but it opens to us a book in which we never get beyond the first syllable.

Dag Hammarskjold

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

Seek simplicity but distrust it.

Alfred North Whitehead

Seek simplicity, and distrust it.

Alfred North Whitehead

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

... anything so delightful as Washington I have never seen elsewhere. There were a mingled simplicity and grandeur, a mingled state and quiet intimacy, a brilliancy of conversationthe proud prominence of intellect over material prosperity which does not exist in any other city of the Union.

M. E. W. Sherwood

The spirit's foe in man has not been simplicity, but sophistication.

George Santayana

I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.

Yves Saint Laurent

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
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