Simplicity Quotes

Jack Kerouac

One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.

Arthur Schopenhauer

One should use common words to say uncommon things

Bruce Lee

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

Leo Tolstoy

There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.. Leo Tolstoy
There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.

Mia Sheridan

We had everything we needed. None of it was big. Most of it was simple. But what I knew in that moment was that the size of your home, your car, your wallet, doesn’t have one single thing to do with the size of your life. And my life felt big, filled with love and with meaning.

Nirav Sanchaniya

A Writer is Actor, Creator, Director & Producer Of HIS Life. Ask ME anything.

Hermann Hesse

The world was beautiful when looked at in this way - without any seeking, so simple, so childlike.

Bryant McGill

We must plant trees, grow gardens instead of lawns, ride bicycles when we can and support responsible local businesses over big brands.

C.S. Lewis

The process of living seems to consist in coming to realize truths so ancient and simple that, if stated, they sound like barren platitudes. They cannot sound otherwise to those who have not had the relevant experience: that is why there is no real teaching of such truths possible and every generation starts from scratch.

Angie Karan

It is good to savour the simple wonders that the world has to offer.
Heart-warming 'snapshots' that are emblazoned in our soul, help keep us positive in the now and letting us embrace a more positive future ...those little 'snapshots of the heart' are what make life a priceless treasure...

Bell Hooks

Living simply makes loving simple.

Langston Hughes

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

I like to work, read, learn, and understand life.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Or, rather, let us be more simple and less vain.

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.

Leo Babauta

The point of simple living, for me has got to be:

A soft place to land

A wide margin of error

Room to breathe

Lots of places to find baseline happiness in each and every day

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.

William Golding

The greatest ideas are the simplest.

David Levithan

It’s as simple as that. Simple and complicated, as most true things are.

Ludwig Boltzmann

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.

Isaac Newton

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

Thomas Sowell

People who pride themselves on their "complexity" and deride others for being "simplistic" should realize that the truth is often not very complicated. What gets complex is evading the truth.

River Phoenix

In simplicity there is truth.

Gary Hopkins

People often associate complexity with deeper meaning, when often after precious time has been lost, it is realized that simplicity is the key to everything.

Natalie Babbitt

Like all magnificent things, it's very simple.


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

Isaac Newton

Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy

E.A. Bucchianeri

There are times when wisdom cannot be found in the chambers of parliament or the halls of academia but at the unpretentious setting of the kitchen table.

Rasheed Ogunlaru

Despite all our amazing ability, ingenuity, technology and industry humans are the one species who have not mastered the art of simplicity.

Alexander Chase

One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little

Joanne M. Harris

Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.

Dolly Parton

They think I’m simpleminded because I seem to be happy. Why shouldn’t I be happy? I have everything I ever wanted and more. Maybe I am simpleminded. Maybe that’s the key: simple.

Sarah Lindsay

Small Moth...

She's slicing ripe white peaches
into the Tony the Tiger bowl
and dropping slivers for the dog
poised vibrating by her foot to stop their fall
when she spots it, camouflaged,
a glimmer and then full on-
happiness, plashing blunt soft wings
inside her as if it wants
to escape again.

Scott Nicholson

Then on your tombstone, where you only get a little bit of space to sum up your life, some wax-faced creep chisels a set of meaningless numbers instead of poetry or a secret love or the name of your favorite candy.

In the end, all you get is a few words.

Brennan Manning

While the impostor draws his identity from past achievements and the adulation of others, the true self claims identity in its belovedness. We encounter God in the ordinariness of life: not in the search for spiritual highs and extraordinary, mystical experiences but in our simple presence in life.

Jim Fargiano

Keep it simple and keep it real. The more basic we see our connection to God and Spirit, the easier it is to feel like you're a part of it.

Groucho Marx

A child of five could understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.

Marty Rubin

It takes a long time to learn how to do something simple.

Kedar Joshi

Ask a true scientist a very profound question on his science, and he will be
silent. Ask a true religious person a very simple question on his religion, and he will be frenzied.

Dayna Lovely

The world becomes so much larger the smaller you live.

Amit Kalantri

Creativity isn't meant to introduce complexity it is expected to add simplicity.

Muhammad Zaki

Simplicity, is the best city to live in...

Onyi Anyado

If your looking to write a book, your creativity, originality and simplicity is what will distinguish you.

Charlotte Eriksson

When you forget about the how, go back to the why.

Richie Norton

Simplicity is complex. It's never simple to keep things simple. Simple solutions require the most advanced thinking.

Herbert A. Simon

Human beings, viewed as behaving systems, are quite simple. The apparent complexity of our behavior over time is largely a reflection of the complexity of the environment in which we find ourselves.

Jody Lynn Nye

But I should not have to explain to you how important it is for science and simplicity to coexist. One must not fear to be a little child again, when times of wonder are at hand.

Michael Levy

We all shuffle our own deck in life ... The deck is our brain, the cards are our thoughts, the results we get will determine if we are giving ourselves a fair deal. Do you have an authentic dealer?

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.

Bryant McGill

Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.

Vishwas Chavan

Simplicity leads to more sustained and cherishable success.

Vishwas Chavan

I strongly believe that success is directly proprotional to one's ability to be simple and comfortable. In fact, simplicity and comfort have a multiplication effect, thus increasing the chances of expedited and sustained success.

Bryant McGill

Success, just like poverty is a state of mind. You can become successful instantly with a simple decision and commitment. Long lasting and pronounced success comes to those who renew their commitment to a mindset of abundance every minute, hour and day.

Bryant McGill

You can become instantly successful with a simple thought, but long-lasting and pronounced success comes to those who renew their commitment to a mindset of abundance every minute of every hour of every day.

Timothy Ferriss

Simple works, complex fails.

Dorothy Deming

Penny knew also she loved the country for its beauty. Cities could be magnificent, astounding, fantastic, but they were not consistently beautiful and simple. Penny liked uncomplicated beauty.

Barbara Taylor Bradford

A person with taste is merely one who can recognize the greatest beauty in the simplest things.

Paul Bamikole

Without a little chaos life will be dull, unbeautiful, for we have been trained not to align with simplicity for too long.

Angie Karan Krezos

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, and out of that comes beauty. The more simple and beautiful from within we are, the more complete we become.

Álvaro De Campos

I suddenly asked my master Caeiro, “Are you at peace with yourself?” and he answered, “No, I’m at peace.” It was like the voice of the earth, which is everything and no one.

Alberto Caeiro

Water’s water and that’s why it’s beautiful.

Alberto Caeiro

It’s stranger than every strangeness
And the dreams of all the poets
And the thoughts of all the philosophers,
That things are really what they seem to be
And there’s nothing to understand.

Alberto Caeiro

The man stopped talking and was looking at the sunset. But what does someone who hates
The man stopped talking and was looking at the sunset.
But what does someone who hates and loves want with a sunset?

Alberto Caeiro

A row of trees far away, there on the hillside.
But what is it, a row of trees? It’s just trees.
Row and the plural trees aren’t things, they’re names.

Alberto Caeiro

Praise be to God I’m not good,
And have the natural egotism of flowers
And rivers following their bed
Preoccupied without knowing it
Only with blooming and flowing.
This is the only mission in the World,
This - to exist clearly,
And to know how to do it without thinking about it.)

Alberto Caeiro

All the evil in the world comes from us bothering with each other,
Wanting to do good, wanting to do evil.
Our soul and the sky and the earth are enough for us.
To want more is to lose this, and be unhappy.

Alberto Caeiro

If they want me to have mysticism, okay, I’ve got it.
I’m a mystic, but only in my body,
My soul is simple and doesn’t think.

Alberto Caeiro

If I talk about her like she’s a being
It’s because talking about her I need to use the language of men
Which gives personality to things,
And imposes a name on things.

Simplicity = Beauty (how things look) + Elegance (how things work)

Richard J. Foster

Simplicity enables us to live lives of integrity in the face of the terrible realities of our global village.

C.S. Lewis

If Christianity was something we were making up, of course we could make it easier. But it isn't. We can't compete, in simplicity, with people who are inventing religions. How could we? We're dealing with Fact. Of course anyone can be simple if he has no facts to bother about!

Elizabeth Payson Prentiss

Wondrous as it is, how simple is this mystery! To love Christ and to know that I love Him-this is all!

Henry David Thoreau

Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.

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.


I've heard my teacher say, where there are machines, there are bound to be machine worries; where there are machine worries, there are bound to be machine hearts. With a machine heart in your breast, you've spoiled what was pure and simple; and without the pure and simple, the life of the spirit knows no rest.

Shawn Lukas

Simplicity is all but nothing that's there.

Alberto Caeiro

Even so, I’m somebody.
I’m the Discoverer of Nature.
I’m the Argonaut of true sensations.
I bring a new Universe to the Universe
Because I bring the Universe to itself.

Alberto Caeiro

Sometimes in the evening on Summer days,
Even when there’s not a breeze at all, it seems
Like there’s a light breeze blowing for a minute
But the trees are unmoving
In every leaf of their leaves
And our feelings have had an illusion,
An illusion of what would please them...

Alberto Caeiro

The river of my village doesn’t make you think about anything.
When you’re at its bank you’re only at its bank.

Edward Teller

Science attempts to find logic and simplicity in nature. Mathematics attempts to establish order and simplicity in human thought.

Rasheed Ogunlaru

Take a walk outside - it will serve you far more than pacing around in your mind.


Everything in excess Is opposed by nature.

Dean Koontz

She never had much in this life, but with the simplest things, she made her corner of the world as beautiful as any king's palace. We may lack riches, but the greatest fortune is what lies in our hearts.

Álvaro De Campos

It’s stupid, but it’s human, and that’s how it is.

Lik Hock Yap

No one is as simple as they may seem to be.

Shawn Lukas

Make art and live simply.

Amit Kalantri

Creativity is just an attraction to the second rate minds but simplification to the first rate minds.

Amit Kalantri

Creativity means bringing simplicity to the existing.

Jared Diamond

History as well as life itself is complicated - neither life nor history is an enterprise for those who seek simplicity and consistency.

Sivananda Saraswati

Modern civilisation is complicated and artificial. Simple folk live in a world of love and peace. Let no one hate another or harm another.

Vironika Tugaleva

Most things that are true are simple. To lose weight, eat less than you burn. To reduce stress, find a job you love. To resolve conflict, be patient and peaceful. These are very, very simple in that they are complete concepts that take no more than a sentence to say. They are not, however, easy, because they must be applied consistently.

Madame Guyon

In your occupations, try to possess your soul in peace. It is not a good plan to be in haste to perform any action that it may be the sooner over. On the contrary, you should accustom yourself to do whatever you have to do with tranquillity, in order that you may retain the possession of yourself and of settled peace.

G.K. Chesterton

I beseech you, little brothers, that you be as wise as brother Daisy and brother dandelion; for never do they lie awake thinking of tomorrow, yet they have gold crowns like kings and emperors or like Charlemagne in all his glory.

Diane Samuels

A town teeming with life. Full to overflowing. And every day, the good people counted their blessings. Every single one…

Victor Hugo

I advance in life, I grow more simple, and I become more and more patriotic for humanity.

Ray Bradbury

We have too many cellphones. We've got too many internets. We have got to get rid of those machines. We have too many machines now.

Dee Dee Artner

Simplicity is the key to happiness.

Bryant McGill

Freedom is the realization that it is sufficient to simply be a human being.

Nancy Sleeth

The Amish are islands of sanity in a whirlpool of change.

Steven Redhead

Love the moment for its simplicity, it may give or take nothing from you, but in the blinking of an eye it will have change so many things forever.

Gail Tsukiyama

Everything seems simpler from a distance.

Michael Bassey Johnson

When people complain of your complexity, they fail to remember that they made fun of your simplicity.

Vie Hartè

Life is a complex matter thrown into the hands of simple people.

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