Quotes On Simplicity:

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”                                            ~ Confucius
“Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.”           - Plato
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
“Simplicity is the glory of expression.” ~ Walt Whitman
“Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.”                  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“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
“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” ~ William James
“Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity.” ~ Thor Heyerdahl
“Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.”~ Edwin Way Teale
“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” ~ Lao Tzu
“Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.”                          ~ Charles Warner
“In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.”        ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” ~ Socrates
“The waste of life occasioned by trying to do too many things at once is appalling.”      ~ Orison Marden
“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the non-essentials.”         ~ Bruce Lee
“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
“Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.”              ~ Martin H. Fischer
“It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.” ~ William of Occam
“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” ~ William Morris
“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”   ~ Hans Hofmann
“There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.”                      ~ Leo Tolstoy
“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.” ~ Albert Einstein
“Clutter and confusion are failures of design, not attributes of information.” ~ Edward Tuft
“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden
“How many things are there which I do not want.” ~ Socrates
“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
“Voluntary simplicity means going fewer places in one day rather than more, seeing less so I can see more, doing less so I can do more, acquiring less so I can have more.” ~ John Kabat-Zinn
“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
“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.”                     - E.F. Schumacher
“Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ~ Lao Tzu