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quote by Ginni Rometty: When you remove layers, simplicity and speed happen. with background image: green background
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When you remove layers, simplicity and speed happen.

--Ginni Rometty
quote by Frederic Chopin: 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. with background image: photo of author Frederic Chopin with quote

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
quote by Frank Lloyd Wright: The architect should strive continually to simplify; the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty. with background image: pink and white flower in close up photography
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The architect should strive continually to simplify; the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty.

--Frank Lloyd Wright
quote by Francis of Assisi: Pure, holy simplicity confounds all the wisdom of this world and the wisdom of the flesh. with background image: photo of author Francis of Assisi with quote

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

--Francis of Assisi
quote by Felix Adler: Simplicity should not be identified with bareness. with background image: selective focus photo of green snake plant
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Simplicity should not be identified with bareness.

--Felix Adler
quote by E. T. A. Hoffmann: Is it not in the most absolute simplicity that real genius plies its pinions the most wonderfully? with background image: photo of author E. T. A. Hoffmann with quote

Is it not in the most absolute simplicity that real genius plies its pinions the most wonderfully?

--E.T.A. Hoffmann
quote by Edwin Way Teale: Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves. with background image: grey hlalway
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Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.

--Edwin Way Teale
quote by Eric Hoffer: You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy. with background image: photo of author Eric Hoffer with quote

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

--Eric Hoffer
quote by Epictetus: The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. with background image: photo of author Epictetus with quote

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.

--Epictetus
quote by Eleanor Roosevelt: A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think. with background image: photo of author Eleanor Roosevelt with quote

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

--Eleanor Roosevelt
quote by Edward Teller: The main purpose of science is simplicity and as we understand more things, everything is becoming simpler. with background image: photo of author Edward Teller with quote

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

--Edward Teller
quote by Edsger Dijkstra: Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. with background image: macro shot photography of two votive candles
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Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.

--Edsger Dijkstra
quote by Douglas Horton: The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity. with background image: white and black boat on sea during daytime
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The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.

--Douglas Horton
quote by Douglas Horton: Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss. with background image: close up photo of tree
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Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.

--Douglas Horton
quote by DMX: I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me. with background image: red and yellow abstract painting
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I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me.

--DMX
quote by Diane von Furstenberg: Simplicity and sexiness, that's what people want. At a price that's not outrageous. with background image: 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.

--Diane von Furstenberg
quote by David Hockney: Anything simple always interests me. with background image: photo of author David Hockney with quote

Anything simple always interests me.

--David Hockney
quote by Charles Wagner: Simplicity is a state of mind. with background image: aerial photography of pine trees
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Simplicity is a state of mind.

--Charles Wagner
quote by Charles Dudley Warner: Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough. with background image: photo of author Charles Dudley Warner with quote

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

--Charles Dudley Warner
quote by Christopher Lasch: 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. with background image: 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.

--Christopher Lasch
quote by Confucius: Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

--Confucius
quote by Ciara: Confidence is everything. Confidence is what makes that simple white tee and jeans look good. with background image: green palm plant
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Confidence is everything. Confidence is what makes that simple white tee and jeans look good.

--Ciara
quote by Charles Bukowski: Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Charles Bukowski: An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. with background image: photo of author Charles Bukowski with quote

An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.

--Charles Bukowski
quote by Bobby Brown: I feel that the simplicity of life is just being yourself. with background image: brown humming bird flying in mid air
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I feel that the simplicity of life is just being yourself.

--Bobby Brown
quote by Buddy Valastro: The key to a good meal is simplicity and the right seasoning. with background image: photo of author Buddy Valastro with quote

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

--Buddy Valastro
quote by Bertrand Russell: It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by bell hooks: I feel that my environment reflects my belief in the grace and art and elegance of living simply. with background image: photo of author bell hooks with quote

I feel that my environment reflects my belief in the grace and art and elegance of living simply.

--bell hooks
quote by Alice Roosevelt Longworth: I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches. with background image: green trees under white sky during daytime
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I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.

--Alice Roosevelt Longworth
quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. with background image: photo of author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry with 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.

--Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
quote by Anthony J. D'Angelo: The most important things in life aren't things. with background image: bonfire near mountain
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The most important things in life aren't things.

--Anthony J. D'Angelo
quote by Andre Gide: Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you. with background image: photo of author Andre Gide with quote

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

--Andre Gide
quote by Alicia Keys: Simplicity makes me happy. with background image: photo of author Alicia Keys with quote

Simplicity makes me happy.

--Alicia Keys
quote by Alfred North Whitehead: Seek simplicity but distrust it. with background image: fawn pug eating food

Seek simplicity but distrust it.

--Alfred North Whitehead

Longer Version:

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


quote by Alexander Pope: There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit. with background image: 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.

--Alexander Pope
quote by Albert Einstein: God always takes the simplest way. with background image: photo of author Albert Einstein with quote

God always takes the simplest way.

--Albert Einstein
quote by Albert Einstein: If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor. with background image: photo of author Albert Einstein with quote

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.

--Albert Einstein
quote by Amelia E. Barr: It is always the simple that produces the marvelous. with background image: green fruit in macro lens photography
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It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.

--Amelia E. Barr
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