Simplicity Quotes (59)

Quotes and citations about simplicity


And so from that, I've always been fascinated with the idea that complexity can come out of such simplicity.

By : Will Wright

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

By : Frank Lloyd Wright

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

By : Frank Lloyd Wright

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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.

By : John Woolman

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Even before string theory, especially as physics developed in the 20th century, it turned out that the equations that really work in describing nature with the most generality and the greatest simplicity are very elegant and subtle.

By : Edward Witten

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The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.

By : Walt Whitman

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Simplicity is the glory of expression.

By : Walt Whitman

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Seek simplicity but distrust it.

By : Alfred North Whitehead

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

By : Alfred North Whitehead

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

By : Charles Dudley Warner

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Simplicity is a state of mind.

By : Charles Wagner

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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

By : Leonardo da Vinci

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

By : Lao Tzu

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

By : Lao Tzu

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

By : Leo Tolstoy

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

By : Edward Teller

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The absence of the heavy boot of Europe has preserved to these people the agile walk of the wild animal, while the general simplicity of their lives has given them many other points of physical perfection.

By : John Millington Synge

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My philosophy? Simplicity plus variety.

By : Hank Stram

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The genius of the French language, descended from its single Latin stock, has triumphed most in the contrary direction - in simplicity, in unity, in clarity, and in restraint.

By : Lytton Strachey

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I just like simplicity. I like simple songs, I like simple chords, simple vocals, simple lead guitar. I just like simplicity. That's just the way I like it.

By : Jeremy Spencer

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Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you increase the other. Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former.

By : William Shenstone

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The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity

By : Dorothy L. Sayers

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One of the glories of English simplicity is the possibility of using the same word as noun and verb.

By : Edward Sapir

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These examples of the lack of simplicity in English and French, all appearances to the contrary, could be multiplied almost without limit and apply to all national languages.

By : Edward Sapir

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French and German illustrate the misleading character of apparent grammatical simplicity just as well.

By : Edward Sapir

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A logical analysis of reflexive usages in French shows, however, that this simplicity is an illusion and that, so far from helping the foreigner, it is more calculated to bother him.

By : Edward Sapir

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

By : George Santayana

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Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world

By : George Sand

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UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.

By : Dennis Ritchie

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

By : Paul Rand

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

By : Alexander Pope

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Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest.

By : Peace Pilgrim

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Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.

By : Alan Perlis

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As beautiful as simplicity is, it can become a tradition that stands in the way of exploration.

By : Laura Nyro

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I believe that the Apple Shuffle is an excellent compromise among the conflicting requirements of simplicity, elegance, size, battery life, and function.

By : Donald Norman

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

By : Riccardo Muti

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Painting picture by picture, I followed the impressions my eye took in at heightened moments. I painted only memories, adding nothing, no details that I did not see. Hence the simplicity of the paintings, their emptiness.

By : Edvard Munch

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

By : Thomas More

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

By : Linda McCartney

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Pop doesn't really look back. It can't. What makes pop work is simplicity.

By : Branford Marsalis

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