Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.
Attributed to Albert Einstein. Possibly paraphrased from remarks in "On the Method of Theoretical Physics", Herbert Spencer Lecture, Oxford (10 June 1933), Philosophy of Science, Vol. 1, No. 2 (April 1934), pp. 163-169, p. 165.
I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.Albert Einstein
When true simplicity is gain'd To bow and to bend we shan't be asham'd, To turn, turn will be our delight 'Till by turning, turning we come round right.
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.frédéric chopin
The rose has told In one simplicity. That never life Relinquishes a bloom But to bestow An ancient confidence.nathalia crane
Perfection is attained, not when no more can be added, but when no more can be removed.richard feynman
Generally nature hangs out a sign of simplicity in the face of a fool.thomas fuller
To me more dear, congenial to my heart, One native charm, than all the gloss of art.Oliver Goldsmith
The greatest truths are the simplest: and so are the greatest men.
If you wish to be like a little child, study what a little child could understand — nature ; and do what a little child could do — love .Charles Kingsley
Numquam ponenda est pluralitas sine necessitate.
Meryon succeeded in reaching the heights of his art, and achieved both splendour and simplicity through breadth of vision allied to technical skill.
Our life is frittered away by detail. … Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail. … Simplify, simplify.Henry David Thoreau
Simplicity is a state of mind.
A man is simple when his chief care is the wish to be what he ought to be, that is honestly and naturally human.
Humanity lives and always has lived on certain elemental provisions.
If our love were but more simple, We should take Him at His word; And our lives would be all sunshine In the sweetness of the Lord.frederick William faber
"Blessed are the poor in spirit." Blessed are they who are stripped of every thing, even of their own wills, that they may no longer belong to themselves.françois fénelon
He sows June fields with clover, and the world Broadcasts with little common kindnesses. The plain good souls He sends us, who fulfill Life's homely duties in the daily path With cheerful heart, ambitious of no more Than to supply the wants of friend and kin, Yet serve God's higher love to human hearts; Giving a secret sweetness to the home, The hidden fragrance of a kindly heart, The simple beauty of a useful life, That never dazzles, and that never tires.samuel longfellow
Simpler manners, purer lives; more self-denial; more earnest sympathy with the classes that lie below us, nothing short of that can lay the foundations of the Christianity which is to be hereafter, deep and broad.frederick william robertson
My views are near to those of Spinoza : admiration for the beauty of and belief in the logical simplicity of the order and harmony which we can grasp humbly and only imperfectly. I believe that we have to content ourselves with our imperfect knowledge and understanding and treat values and moral obligations as a purely human problem the most important of all human problems.Albert Einstein
If you wish to be like a little child, study what a little child could understand nature ; and do what a little child could do love .Charles Kingsley
Simplicity the art of maximizing the amount of work not done is essential.
Simplicity and purity are the two wings by which a man is lifted above all earthly things. Simplicity is in the intention purity in the affection. Simplicity tends to God, purity apprehends and tastes Him.thomas à kempis