Growth creates complexity, which requires simplicity.
The role of genius is not to complicate the simple, but to simplify the complicated.
Plain question and plain answer make the shortest road out of most perplexities.
Plain question and plain answer make the shortest road out of most perplexities..
Simplicity is a most complex form.
Avoid the superficial, penetrate the complex, go to the heart of the problem, and pinpoint the key factors.
People often associate complexity with deeper meaning, when often after precious time has been lost, it is realized that simplicity is the key to everything.
Simple truths are a relief from grand speculations.
Simple pleasures are the last healthy refuge in a complex world.
Let there be as little materialism as possible, with the maximum of spirituality.
Everything we possess that is not necessary for life or happiness becomes a burden, and scarcely a day passes that we do not add to it.
The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.
Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.
Possessions are usually diminished by possession.
Houses are full of things that gather dust.
I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things in life which are the real ones after all.
Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest.
Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.
He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.
What a unique treasure are the things we have learned to live without, for no thief can take them from us.
Every time I'm doing something that is not essential, I am giving up on something that is essential.
Never use a long word when a short one will do.
Instead of presents, give presence.
The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity.
The height of cultivation runs to simplicity. Halfway cultivation runs to ornamentation.
Simplicity before understanding is simplistic; simplicity after understanding is simple.
Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life? We are determined to be starved before we are hungry.
Simplicity and harmony are the ultimate conditions to be attained in all things.
I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.
It's not a good deal if you don't need it.
It's not what's under the tree, it's who's around it.
Expert: Someone who brings confusion to simplicity.
It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.
Enjoy the simple, the natural and the plain. Along with that comes the ability to do things spontaneously and have them work.
For the longest time, I thought I needed to be more organized. Now I know I just needed less stuff.
Find joy in simplicity, self-respect, and indifference to what lies between virtue and vice. Love the human race. Follow the divine.
More good has been accomplished by simple people seeking their own honest ends than by all the philanthropists in history.
He is the richest who is content with the least.
Or, rather, let us be more simple and less vain.
It takes a long time to learn how to do something simple.
In simplicity there is truth.
If it doesn't matter, get rid of it.
Owning less is great. Wanting less is better.
Simplicity is the friend of execution.
Simplicity is the essence of happiness.
If it isn't a clear yes, then it's a clear no.
Simplify, then add lightness.
Squint at the world. You will see more, by seeing less.
Simplicity compounds. Complexity zeros out.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!
Simplicity is the nature of great souls.
Simplicity is the peak of civilization.
How many things are there which I do not want.
Small needs lead to a large life.
It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.
To be richer, happier, and freer, all you need to do is want less.
The more simple we are, the more complete we become.
The more you have, the more you are occupied. The less you have, the more free you are.
Make room for things that matter by removing everything that doesn't.
Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.
If buying stuff hasn't made you happy, maybe getting rid of it will.
The less I needed, the better I felt.
Clutter and confusion are failures of design, not attributes of information.
I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache.
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be. We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy? Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
The great seal of truth is simplicity.
The simplest things are often the truest.
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy things they don't want to impress people they don't like.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.
Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject.
Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject -- the actual enemy is the unknown.
Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.
Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit really does count.
My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling.
Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.
Do not talk a little on many subjects, but much on a few.
The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life.
Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
When you're dressing on a budget, simplicity is key.
When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that.
Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child's eye -- it is very beautiful.
As beautiful as simplicity is, it can become a tradition that stands in the way of exploration.
Men are not great or small because of their material possessions. They are great or small because of what they are.
My philosophy? Simplicity plus variety.
Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.
When you remove layers, simplicity and speed happen.
Pure, holy simplicity confounds all the wisdom of this world and the wisdom of the flesh.
Simplicity should not be identified with bareness.
You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy.
A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
The main purpose of science is simplicity and as we understand more things, everything is becoming simpler.
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.
The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.
Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.
I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me.
Simplicity and sexiness, that's what people want. At a price that's not outrageous.
Anything simple always interests me.
Simplicity is a state of mind.
It is the logic of consumerism that undermines the values of loyalty and permanence and promotes a different set of values that is destructive of family life.
Confidence is everything. Confidence is what makes that simple white tee and jeans look good.
I feel that the simplicity of life is just being yourself.
The key to a good meal is simplicity and the right seasoning.
It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
The most important things in life aren't things.
Simplicity makes me happy.
Seek simplicity but distrust it.
The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, seek simplicity and distrust it.
There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.
It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.