Quotes: simplicity

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    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.
  • James Fenimore Cooper
    James Fenimore Cooper
    American writer 1789-1851
    James Fenimore Cooper
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    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.
  • Eugène Delacroix
    Eugène Delacroix
    French artist 1798-1863
    Eugène Delacroix
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    A taste for simplicity cannot endure for long.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
    Albert Einstein
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    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.
  • Albrecht Durer
    Albrecht Durer
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    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.
  • Plato
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
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    Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depends on simplicity.
  • Thomas à Kempis
    Thomas à Kempis
    German theologian 1380-1471
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    By two wings a man is lifted up from things earthly: by simplicity and purity.
  • William Zinsser
    William Zinsser
    American writer, editor, literary critic, and teacher 1922-2005
    William Zinsser
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    Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.
  • Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson
    American president (7th) 1767-1845
    Andrew Jackson
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    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.
  • Henry James
    Henry James
    American author 1843-1916
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    I hate American simplicity. I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort. If I could pronounce the name James in any different or more elaborate way I should be in favor of doing it.
  • Yves Saint-Laurent
    Yves Saint-Laurent
    French fashion designer 1936-2008
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    I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.
  • Jack Kinder
    Jack Kinder
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    In our systems work through simplicity, consistency, and repetition.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
    Ezra Pound
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    Man is an over-complicated organism. If he is doomed to extinction he will die out for want of simplicity.
  • Lao-Tzu
    Lao-Tzu
    Chinese philosopher +/- 600 BC
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    Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
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