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Simply Great Quotes About Simplicity and Minimalism (Page 2 of 2)

Quote: Growth creates complexity, which requires simplicity. by author Andy Stanley overlaid on photo of people walking on hallway
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Growth creates complexity, which requires simplicity.


Quote: Complexity means distracted effort. Simplicity means focused effort. by author Edward de Bono overlaid on photo of photo of author Edward de Bono with quote

Complexity means distracted effort. Simplicity means focused effort.


Quote: The role of genius is not to complicate the simple, but to simplify the complicated. by author Criss Jami overlaid on photo of women's black and pink monokini
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The role of genius is not to complicate the simple, but to simplify the complicated.


Quote: Plain question and plain answer make the shortest road out of most perplexities. by author Mark Twain overlaid on photo of sunset highway
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Plain question and plain answer make the shortest road out of most perplexities.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Plain question and plain answer make the shortest road out of most perplexities..


Quote: Simplicity is a most complex form. by author Duke Ellington overlaid on photo of 1 U.S. dollar banknote
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Simplicity is a most complex form.


Quote: Avoid the superficial, penetrate the complex, go to the heart of the problem, and pinpoint the key factors. by author Bruce Lee overlaid on photo of brown hedgehog
Photo Credit: Liudmyla Denysiuk

Avoid the superficial, penetrate the complex, go to the heart of the problem, and pinpoint the key factors.


Quote: 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. by author Gary Hopkins overlaid on photo of long exposure photography of lights
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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.


Quote: Simple truths are a relief from grand speculations. by author Château of Vauvenargues overlaid on photo of jumping on snow covered mountain during daytime
Photo Credit: Felipe Giacometti

Simple truths are a relief from grand speculations.


Quote: Simple pleasures are the last healthy refuge in a complex world. by author Oscar Wilde overlaid on photo of man carrying and kissing woman
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Simple pleasures are the last healthy refuge in a complex world.




Quote: Let there be as little materialism as possible, with the maximum of spirituality. by author Swami Vivekananda overlaid on photo of houses and trees during nighttime
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Let there be as little materialism as possible, with the maximum of spirituality.


Quote: The wonderful things in life are the things you do, not the things you have. by author Reinhold Messner overlaid on photo of photo of author Reinhold Messner with quote

The wonderful things in life are the things you do, not the things you have.


Quote: Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions. by author Chuck Palahniuk overlaid on photo of photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions.


Quote: 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. by author Robert Brault overlaid on photo of person holding white book
Photo Credit: Valentin Salja

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.


Quote: 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. by author Elise Boulding overlaid on photo of blue sky with stars during night time
Photo Credit: José Reyes

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.


Quote: Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty. by author John D. Rockefeller overlaid on photo of woman wearing black and yellow butterfly headband
Photo Credit: Mário Kravaák

Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty.


Quote: Possessions are usually diminished by possession. by author Friedrich Nietzsche overlaid on photo of white wooden table near brown chair
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Possessions are usually diminished by possession.


Quote: Houses are full of things that gather dust. by author Jack Kerouac overlaid on photo of turned on desk lamp beside pile of books
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Houses are full of things that gather dust.


Quote: The more we simplify our material needs the more we are free to think of other things. by author Eleanor Roosevelt overlaid on photo of flowers beside yellow wall

The more we simplify our material needs the more we are free to think of other things.


Quote: I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things in life which are the real ones after all. by author Laura Ingalls Wilder overlaid on photo of man on running field
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I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things in life which are the real ones after all.


Quote: Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest. by author Marie Kondo overlaid on photo of gray concrete surface
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Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest.


Quote: Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful. by author John Maeda overlaid on photo of white flower in grayscale photography
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Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.


Quote: Anything that costs you your peace is too expensive. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of low-light photo of forest

Anything that costs you your peace is too expensive.


Quote: A common man marvels at uncommon things. A wise man marvels at the commonplace. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of photo of author Confucius with quote

A common man marvels at uncommon things. A wise man marvels at the commonplace.


Quote: He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. by author Socrates overlaid on photo of peacock butterfly perched on white flower in close up photography during daytime
Photo Credit: Arturo Sreev

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.


Quote: What a unique treasure are the things we have learned to live without, for no thief can take them from us. by author Robert Brault overlaid on photo of yellow flower field near bare trees during daytime
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What a unique treasure are the things we have learned to live without, for no thief can take them from us.


Quote: Every time I'm doing something that is not essential, I am giving up on something that is essential. by author Greg McKeown overlaid on photo of blue and white abstract painting
Photo Credit: Tamanna Rumee

Every time I'm doing something that is not essential, I am giving up on something that is essential.


Quote: Never use a long word when a short one will do. by author Louisa May Alcott overlaid on photo of couple standing in front of fence near body of water
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Never use a long word when a short one will do.


Quote: Instead of presents, give presence. by author Leo Babauta overlaid on photo of couple kissing under gray clouds
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Instead of presents, give presence.




Quote: The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity. by author Bruce Lee overlaid on photo of purple flower field during daytime
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The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The height of cultivation runs to simplicity. Halfway cultivation runs to ornamentation.


Quote: Simplicity before understanding is simplistic; simplicity after understanding is simple. by author Edward de Bono overlaid on photo of person standing on rock formation during daytime
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Simplicity before understanding is simplistic; simplicity after understanding is simple.


Quote: Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life? We are determined to be starved before we are hungry. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of pink rose in bloom close up photo
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Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life? We are determined to be starved before we are hungry.


Quote: Simplicity and harmony are the ultimate conditions to be attained in all things. by author Horace Fletcher overlaid on photo of gray elephant
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Simplicity and harmony are the ultimate conditions to be attained in all things.


Quote: I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead. by author Mark Twain overlaid on photo of brown and white butterfly on purple petaled flower
Photo Credit: Aaron Burden

I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.


Quote: It's not a good deal if you don't need it. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of fawn pug in close up photography
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It's not a good deal if you don't need it.


Quote: It's not what's under the tree, it's who's around it. by author Charles M. Schulz overlaid on photo of two women walking on bridge during daytime
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It's not what's under the tree, it's who's around it.


Quote: Expert: Someone who brings confusion to simplicity. by author Gregory Nunn overlaid on photo of man in white shirt and black pants standing on top of building
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Expert: Someone who brings confusion to simplicity.


Quote: It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of butterfly perched on flower at daytime
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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.


Quote: For the longest time, I thought I needed to be more organized. Now I know I just needed less stuff. by author Alysa Bajenaru overlaid on photo of photo of brown parquet
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For the longest time, I thought I needed to be more organized. Now I know I just needed less stuff.


Quote: Find joy in simplicity, self-respect, and indifference to what lies between virtue and vice. Love the human race. Follow the divine. by author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus overlaid on photo of photo of author Marcus Aurelius Antoninus with quote

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.


Quote: He is the richest who is content with the least. by author Socrates overlaid on photo of pink and white flowers on white surface
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He is the richest who is content with the least.


Quote: Or, rather, let us be more simple and less vain. by author Jean-Jacques Rousseau overlaid on photo of adult Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dog
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Or, rather, let us be more simple and less vain.


Quote: Complexity creates confusion, simplicity focus. by author Edward de Bono overlaid on photo of photo of author Edward de Bono with quote

Complexity creates confusion, simplicity focus.


Quote: It takes a long time to learn how to do something simple. by author Marty Rubin overlaid on photo of landscape photography of mountain
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It takes a long time to learn how to do something simple.


Quote: In simplicity there is truth. by author River Phoenix overlaid on photo of sunset
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In simplicity there is truth.


Quote: If it doesn't matter, get rid of it. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of flowers
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If it doesn't matter, get rid of it.


Quote: Owning less is great. Wanting less is better. by author Joshua Becker overlaid on photo of woman in white shirt sitting on brown rock near lake during daytime
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Owning less is great. Wanting less is better.


Quote: Simplicity is the friend of execution. by author Sesan Kareem overlaid on photo of black and white photo of woman looking upward
Photo Credit: Peter Sjo

Simplicity is the friend of execution.


Quote: The greatest truths are the simplest: so likewise are the greatest men. by author Augustus Hare overlaid on photo of silhouette of pine trees photo

The greatest truths are the simplest: so likewise are the greatest men.


Quote: Simplicity is the essence of happiness. by author Cedric Bledsoe overlaid on photo of gray concrete road between trees
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Simplicity is the essence of happiness.


Quote: If it isn't a clear yes, then it's a clear no. by author Greg McKeown overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of grey coin operated telescope
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If it isn't a clear yes, then it's a clear no.


Quote: Simplify, then add lightness. by author Colin Chapman overlaid on photo of clear drinking glass with beer on black table
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Simplify, then add lightness.


Quote: Squint at the world. You will see more, by seeing less. by author John Maeda overlaid on photo of blue and red bird during daytime
Photo Credit: Deepak Nautiyal

Squint at the world. You will see more, by seeing less.


Simplicity compounds. Complexity zeros out.


Quote: The expression of truth is simplicity. by author Seneca the Younger overlaid on photo of photo of author Seneca the Younger with quote

The expression of truth is simplicity.


Quote: Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of sunset forest
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Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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!


Quote: Simplicity is the nature of great souls. by author Papa Ramadas overlaid on photo of painting of man walking down a road holding umbrella
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Simplicity is the nature of great souls.


Quote: Simplicity is the peak of civilization. by author Jessie Sampter overlaid on photo of green leaf tree near mountain covered by snow at daytime
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Simplicity is the peak of civilization.


Quote: How many things are there which I do not want. by author Socrates overlaid on photo of man in white shirt and black pants standing on top of building
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How many things are there which I do not want.


Quote: Small needs lead to a large life. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of brown labrador puppy
Photo Credit: Lucrezia Carnelos

Small needs lead to a large life.


Quote: It is vain to do with more what can be done with less. by author William of Ockham overlaid on photo of woman holding brown umbrella
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It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.


Quote: To be richer, happier, and freer, all you need to do is want less. by author Francine Jay overlaid on photo of low angle photo of starry night
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To be richer, happier, and freer, all you need to do is want less.


Quote: The more simple we are, the more complete we become. by author Auguste Rodin overlaid on photo of person wearing red jacket climbing on glacier
Photo Credit: Greg Rakozy

The more simple we are, the more complete we become.


Quote: There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth. by author Leo Tolstoy overlaid on photo of red roses on book

There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.


Quote: The more you have, the more you are occupied. The less you have, the more free you are. by author Mother Teresa overlaid on photo of green plants beside brown wooden door
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The more you have, the more you are occupied. The less you have, the more free you are.


Quote: Make room for things that matter by removing everything that doesn't. by author Brian Gardner overlaid on photo of wide lake over sunset view
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Make room for things that matter by removing everything that doesn't.


Quote: Every increased possession loads us with new weariness. by author John Ruskin overlaid on photo of photo of author John Ruskin with quote

Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.


Quote: The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires. by author Seneca the Younger overlaid on photo of photo of author Seneca the Younger with quote

The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires.


Quote: Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest. by author Leo Babauta overlaid on photo of orange moon during nighttime
Photo Credit: Hugo Kemmel

Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.


Quote: If buying stuff hasn't made you happy, maybe getting rid of it will. by author Joshua Becker overlaid on photo of blue sky with stars during night time
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If buying stuff hasn't made you happy, maybe getting rid of it will.


Quote: The less I needed, the better I felt. by author Charles Bukowski overlaid on photo of brown leaf on asphalt road
Photo Credit: John Noonan

The less I needed, the better I felt.


Quote: Clutter and confusion are failures of design, not attributes of information. by author Edward Tuft overlaid on photo of A view of the night showing stars
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Clutter and confusion are failures of design, not attributes of information.


Quote: I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind. by author Albert Einstein overlaid on photo of smiling woman wearing gray hoodie
Photo Credit: Ivana Cajina

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.


Quote: 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. by author Steve Jobs overlaid on photo of pink and white flower in close up photography
Photo Credit: Phillip Larking

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.


Quote: Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache. by author Philip Wylie overlaid on photo of lightning strike at night
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Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache.


Quote: Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. by author Albert Einstein overlaid on photo of laptop computer beside coffee mug
Photo Credit: Alex Knight

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: The great seal of truth is simplicity. by author Herman Boerhaave overlaid on photo of rocks near shore during nighttime
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The great seal of truth is simplicity.


Quote: The simplest things are often the truest. by author Richard Bach overlaid on photo of autumn leaves on body of water
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The simplest things are often the truest.


Quote: You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need. by author Vernon Howard overlaid on photo of silhouette of man standing on rock while looking in sky
Photo Credit: Greg Rakozy

You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.


Quote: Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. by author William Morris overlaid on photo of green plants beside brown wooden door
Photo Credit: Pedro Ramos

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.


Quote: Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy things they don't want to impress people they don't like. by author Will Rogers overlaid on photo of red flowers under the blue sky
Photo Credit: Zbynek Burival

Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy things they don't want to impress people they don't like.


Quote: There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult. by author Warren Buffett overlaid on photo of green leafed tree on body of water under starry sky
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There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.


Quote: Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity. by author Thor Heyerdahl overlaid on photo of orange abstract painting
Photo Credit: Kathleen MacGregor

Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.


Quote: Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject. by author Thomas Mann overlaid on photo of high-angle photography of mountain at sunset
Photo Credit: Casey Horner

Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject -- the actual enemy is the unknown.


Quote: Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature. by author Thomas à Kempis overlaid on photo of photo of author Thomas à Kempis with quote

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


Quote: Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit really does count. by author Stella McCartney overlaid on photo of red rose in close up photography
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Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit really does count.


Quote: My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all. by author Stephen Hawking overlaid on photo of blue and white abstract painting
Photo Credit: Daniele Franchi

My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.


Quote: The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling. by author Orison Swett Marden overlaid on photo of white Starbuck plastic cup on brown fabric armchair
Photo Credit: Taylor Wright

The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling.


Quote: Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art. by author Philip James Bailey overlaid on photo of flying blue and green hummingbird
Photo Credit: Zdeněk Macháček

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


Quote: Do not talk a little on many subjects, but much on a few. by author Pythagoras overlaid on photo of white pampas grasses near body of water at daytime
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Do not talk a little on many subjects, but much on a few.


Quote: The greatest wealth is to live content with little. by author Plato overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing beside body of water during daytime
Photo Credit: Jonathan Borba

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.


Quote: We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of man kissing womans forehead
Photo Credit: Natalia Sobolivska

We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life.


Quote: Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations. by author Rand Paul overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of kissing man and woman
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Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.


Quote: We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities. by author Norman Vincent Peale overlaid on photo of Rolls Royce car emblem wallpaper
Photo Credit: Matheus Bardemaker

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.


Quote: When you're dressing on a budget, simplicity is key. by author Ne-Yo overlaid on photo of four person standing beside wall
Photo Credit: Gemma Chua-Tran

When you're dressing on a budget, simplicity is key.


Quote: When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands. by author Maria Shriver overlaid on photo of two children holding hands while walking in the middle of the fields
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.


Quote: We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. by author Mother Teresa overlaid on photo of man and woman hugging each other
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We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.


Quote: Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that. by author Michael Leunig overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing
Photo Credit: Filipe Almeida

Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that.


Quote: Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child's eye -- it is very beautiful. by author Kailash Satyarthi overlaid on photo of three boys running on field
Photo Credit: Jordan Whitt

Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child's eye -- it is very beautiful.


Quote: As beautiful as simplicity is, it can become a tradition that stands in the way of exploration. by author Laura Nyro overlaid on photo of green leafed tree on body of water under starry sky
Photo Credit: nate rayfield

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


Quote: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. by author Leonardo da Vinci overlaid on photo of shallow depth of field photography of sunflower

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.


Quote: Great acts are made up of small deeds. by author Laozi (Lao-Tzu) overlaid on photo of photo of author Laozi (Lao-Tzu) with quote

Great acts are made up of small deeds.


Quote: I am convinced that there can be luxury in simplicity. by author Jil Sander overlaid on photo of green plants with white background

I am convinced that there can be luxury in simplicity.


Quote: Men are not great or small because of their material possessions. They are great or small because of what they are. by author James Cash Penney overlaid on photo of couple sitting on sand during daytime
Photo Credit: claudia lam

Men are not great or small because of their material possessions. They are great or small because of what they are.


Quote: My philosophy? Simplicity plus variety. by author Hank Stram overlaid on photo of fire near trees
Photo Credit: Cristofer Jeschke

My philosophy? Simplicity plus variety.


Quote: In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity. by author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow overlaid on photo of flowers beside yellow wall

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


Quote: Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man. by author Henry Brooks Adams overlaid on photo of woman in white and black stripe long sleeve shirt standing beside brown concrete building during daytime
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Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.


Quote: The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. by author Hans Hofmann overlaid on photo of snow covered mountain under blue sky during daytime

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.


Quote: When you remove layers, simplicity and speed happen. by author Ginni Rometty overlaid on photo of green background
Photo Credit: Jason Dent

When you remove layers, simplicity and speed happen.


Quote: Pure, holy simplicity confounds all the wisdom of this world and the wisdom of the flesh. by author Francis of Assisi overlaid on photo of raccoon walking on lawn grass
Photo Credit: Gary Bendig

Pure, holy simplicity confounds all the wisdom of this world and the wisdom of the flesh.


Quote: Simplicity should not be identified with bareness. by author Felix Adler overlaid on photo of selective focus photo of green snake plant
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Simplicity should not be identified with bareness.




Quote: You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy. by author Eric Hoffer overlaid on photo of multicolored heart LED light on wall
Photo Credit: Jiroe

You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy.


Quote: A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think. by author Eleanor Roosevelt overlaid on photo of pink tulip flower
Photo Credit: Marc Schulte

A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.


Quote: The main purpose of science is simplicity and as we understand more things, everything is becoming simpler. by author Edward Teller overlaid on photo of close up shot of white flower
Photo Credit: Christian Widell

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


Quote: Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. by author Edsger Dijkstra overlaid on photo of macro shot photography of two votive candles
Photo Credit: Joanna Kosinska

Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.


Quote: The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity. by author Douglas Horton overlaid on photo of white and black boat on sea during daytime
Photo Credit: Pat Whelen

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.


Quote: Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss. by author Douglas Horton overlaid on photo of close up photo of tree
Photo Credit: Hannah Gregg

Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.


Quote: I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me. by author DMX overlaid on photo of red and yellow abstract painting
Photo Credit: Mathias P.R. Reding

I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me.


Quote: Simplicity and sexiness, that's what people want. At a price that's not outrageous. by author Diane von Furstenberg overlaid on photo of woman looking up to the sky while standing on white sand
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Simplicity and sexiness, that's what people want. At a price that's not outrageous.


Quote: Anything simple always interests me. by author David Hockney overlaid on photo of yellow flower
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Anything simple always interests me.


Quote: Simplicity is a state of mind. by author Charles Wagner overlaid on photo of aerial photography of pine trees
Photo Credit: Federico Bottos

Simplicity is a state of mind.


Quote: 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. by author Christopher Lasch overlaid on photo of sun
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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.


Quote: Confidence is everything. Confidence is what makes that simple white tee and jeans look good. by author Ciara overlaid on photo of green palm plant
Photo Credit: Mitchell Luo

Confidence is everything. Confidence is what makes that simple white tee and jeans look good.


Quote: I feel that the simplicity of life is just being yourself. by author Bobby Brown overlaid on photo of brown humming bird flying in mid air
Photo Credit: Mark Olsen

I feel that the simplicity of life is just being yourself.


Quote: The key to a good meal is simplicity and the right seasoning. by author Buddy Valastro overlaid on photo of butterfly in light
Photo Credit: Jack Chen

The key to a good meal is simplicity and the right seasoning.


Quote: It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly. by author Bertrand Russell overlaid on photo of green trees under white clouds
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It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.


Quote: I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches. by author Alice Roosevelt Longworth overlaid on photo of green trees under white sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Fabio Fistarol

I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.


Quote: A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. by author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry overlaid on photo of four person hands wrap around shoulders while looking at sunset
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A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.


Quote: The most important things in life aren't things. by author Anthony J. D'Angelo overlaid on photo of bonfire near mountain
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The most important things in life aren't things.


Quote: Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you. by author Andre Gide overlaid on photo of photo of author Andre Gide with quote

Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.


Quote: Simplicity makes me happy. by author Alicia Keys overlaid on photo of statue of liberty new york city
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Simplicity makes me happy.


Quote: Seek simplicity but distrust it. by author Alfred North Whitehead overlaid on photo of fawn pug eating food

Seek simplicity but distrust it.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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


Quote: There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit. by author Alexander Pope overlaid on photo of silhouette of man standing on hill during starry night
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There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.


Quote: It is always the simple that produces the marvelous. by author Amelia E. Barr overlaid on photo of green fruit in macro lens photography
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It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.


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