Simplicity Quotes

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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci

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

Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Simplicity Quotes
Simplicity Quotes
As beautiful as simplicity is, it can become a tradition that stands in the way of exploration.
Laura Nyro

Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.
Thor Heyerdahl

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

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

Simplicity is a state of mind.
Charles Wagner

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.
Douglas Horton

As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.
Albrecht Durer

For simplicity one can think of the + class as having one extra base at some point or other in the genetic message and the - class as having one too few.
Francis Crick

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

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

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Lao Tzu

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Is it not in the most absolute simplicity that real genius plies its pinions the most wonderfully?
E. T. A. Hoffmann

My philosophy? Simplicity plus variety.
Hank Stram

No simplicity of mind, no obscurity of station, can escape the universal duty of questioning all that we believe.
William Kingdon Clifford

Simplicity is the glory of expression.
Walt Whitman

Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.
George Sand

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
Lao Tzu

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

Nobility of spirit has more to do with simplicity than ostentation, wisdom rather than wealth, commitment rather than ambition.
Riccardo Muti

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

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

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

Partial culture runs to the ornate, extreme culture to simplicity.
Christian Nestell Bovee

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

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

Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.
Alan Perlis

Simplicity is a great element of good breeding.
Fanny Kemble

Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.
Paul Rand

Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.
Henry B. Adams

Simplicity makes me happy.
Alicia Keys

The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.
James F. Cooper

Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.
Edsger Dijkstra

The noble simplicity in the works of nature only too often originates in the noble shortsightedness of him who observes it.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.
Thomas More

The simplicity and uniformity of rural occupations, and their incessant practice, preclude any anxieties and agitations of hope and fear, to which employments of a more precarious and casual nature are subject.
William Falconer

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

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

There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.
Alexander Pope
 
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