Inspirational Quotes on Simplicity

simplicity quote from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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  1. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~Leonardo da Vinci

  2. “The simplest things are often the truest.” ~Richard Bach

  3. “In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  4. “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

  5. “The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.” ~Ludwig Wittgenstein

  6. 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

  7. “Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.” ~Albert Einstein

  8. “Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.” ~Thomas Kempis

  9. “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.” ~Albrecht Durer

  10. "Let us learn to live simply, so that others may simply live." ~M.K Gandhi

  11. Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." ~Confucius

  12. “Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.” ~Lao Tzu

  13. "Most of the luxuries, and many of the so~called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind. With respect to luxuries and comforts, the wisest have even lived a more simple and meagre life than the poor." ~Henry David Thoreau

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

  15. “Nothing is true, but that which is simple.” ~Johann Wolfgang

  16. "Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves." ~Edwin Way Teale

  17. "Simplicity involves unburdening your life, and living more lightly with fewer distractions that interfere with a high quality life, as defined uniquely by each individual. You will find people living simply in large cities, rural areas and everything in between." ~Linda Breen Pierce

  18. “Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. “ ~ Edsger Dijkstra

  19. “Simplicity is the essence of universality. “ ~ M.K Gandhi

  20. “Simplicity is a state of mind.” ~Charles Wagner

  21. “Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.” ~Charles Dudley Warner

  22. Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art." ~Richard Holloway

  23. "Simplicity is the essence of happiness." ~Cedric Bledsoe

  24. “The great artist and thinker are the simplifiers.” ~Henri Frederic Amiel

  25. “The great seal of truth is simplicity.“ ~Herman Boerhaave

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