Quotes About Simplicity

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Albert Einstein
“If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.”
Albert Einstein

Jack Kerouac
“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

Natalie Babbitt
“Like all magnificent things, it's very simple.”
Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

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

Nicholas Sparks
“And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered. But most of all, I learned that life is about sitting on benches next to ancient creeks with my hand on her knee and sometimes, on good days, for falling in love.”
Nicholas Sparks

Henry David Thoreau
“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden and Other Writings

Ernst F. Schumacher
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”
Ernst F. Schumacher

Lao Tzu
“Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.”
Lao Tzu

Leo Tolstoy
“There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Groucho Marx
“A child of five could understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.”
Groucho Marx

Joanne Harris
“Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.”
Joanne Harris, Chocolat

William Golding
“The greatest ideas are the simplest.”
William Golding, Lord of the Flies

Arthur Schopenhauer
“One should use common words to say uncommon things”
Arthur Schopenhauer

Langston Hughes
“Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love.

I like to work, read, learn, and understand life.”
Langston Hughes

Bruce Lee
“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”
Bruce Lee

Henry David Thoreau
“As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.”
Henry David Thoreau

Steve Maraboli
“The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Henry David Thoreau
“I do believe in simplicity. It is astonishing as well as sad, how many trivial affairs even the wisest thinks he must attend to in a day; how singular an affair he thinks he must omit. When the mathematician would solve a difficult problem, he first frees the equation of all incumbrances, and reduces it to its simplest terms. So simplify the problem of life, distinguish the necessary and the real. Probe the earth to see where your main roots run. ”
Henry David Thoreau

Albert Einstein
“Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury - to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.”
Albert Einstein

bell hooks
“Living simply makes loving simple.”
bell hooks

Isaac Newton
“Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy”
Isaac Newton

Derek Landy
“Every solution to every problem is simple. It's the distance between the two where the mystery lies.”
Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant

David Levithan
“It’s as simple as that. Simple and complicated, as most true things are.”
David Levithan, Every Day

Rainer Maria Rilke
“If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Lin Yutang
“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”
Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“Or, rather, let us be more simple and less vain.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Isaac Newton
“Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.”
Isaac Newton

Confucius
“The Master said, “A true gentleman is one who has set his heart upon the Way. A fellow who is ashamed merely of shabby clothing or modest meals is not even worth conversing with.”
(Analects 4.9)”
Confucius

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