Simplicity Quotes

A taste for simplicity cannot endure for long.

Eugene Delacroix

A truly great man never puts away the simplicity of a child.

Chinese Proverb

Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life.

Katherine F. Gerould

Affected simplicity is refined imposture.

La Rochefoucauld

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

Thomas a Kempis

The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, Seek simplicity and distrust it

Alfred North Whitehead

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

Plato

The main purpose of science is simplicity and as we understand more things, everything is becoming simpler.

Edward Teller

Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Frank Lloyd Wright

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

A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout your life

Winston Churchill

Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein

Partial culture runs to the ornate; extreme culture to simplicity.

Christian Nestell Bovee

Simplicity is a pleasant thing in children, or at any age, but it is not necessarily admirable, nor is affectation altogether a thing of evil. To be normal, to be at home in the world, with a prospect of power, usefulness, or success, the person must have that imaginative insight into other minds that underlies tact and savoir-faire, morality and beneficence. This insight involves sophistication, some understanding and sharing of the clandestine impulses of human nature. A simplicity that is merely the lack of this insight indicates a sort of defect.

Charles Horton Cooley

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

Charles Dudley Warner

Silence and simplicity obtrude on no one, but are yet two unequaled attractions in woman.

Alphonse de Lamartine

A refined simplicity is the characteristic of all high bred deportment, in every country, and a considerate humanity should be the aim of all beneath it

James F Cooper

A lack of simplicity ruins it all.

Miguel De Unamuno Y Jugo

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

Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.

Thor-Heyerdahl

To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.

Henry David Thoreau

Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.

Lao Tzu

Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on Simplicity

Plato

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