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Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862+2
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.
Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC+1
Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depends on simplicity.
James Fenimore Cooper
American writer 1789-18510
A refined simplicity is the characteristic of all high bred deportment, in every country, and a considerate humanity should be the aim of all beneath it.
A snowball is simple, direct and familiar to most of us. I use this simplicity as a container for feelings and ideas that function on many levels.
French artist 1798-18630
A taste for simplicity cannot endure for long.
German - American physicist 1879-19550
A theory is the more impressive the greater is the simplicity of its premises, the more different are the kinds of things it relates and the more extended the range of its applicability.
And yes, there's a simplicity to writing books because you're not a member of a team, so you make all the decisions yourself instead of deferring to a committee.
As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.
As much as I loved the model of St. Francis, I realized that I couldn't afford to be poor, because unlike St. Francis, I'm not celibate. I was enlightened that God's call to me was not poverty but generosity and simplicity. And I had to go back to the lesson I learned from my parents: that is, simplicity.
Because I write very simply, but inside the simplicity, there's a lot of subtlety. That's what I'm proud of.
Thomas à Kempis
German theologian 1380-14710
By two wings a man is lifted up from things earthly: by simplicity and purity.
American writer, editor, literary critic, and teacher 1922-20050
Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.
He offers a handshake, crooked five fingers
They form a pattern yet to be matched
On the surface simplicity
But the darkest pit in me is pagan poetrySource: Songs Pagan Poetry, from Vespertine (2001)
American president (7th) 1767-18450
I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity of our system of government forbids it.
I could sing you a thousand and one doo-wop songs. I love the simplicity in that music. It's not super-poetic, it's just from the heart.