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
Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.henry adams
'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free .
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
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
What I'm really interested in is whether God could have made the world in a different way; that is, whether the necessity of logical simplicity leaves any freedom at all.
Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.ralph waldo emerson
Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n'y a plus rien à retrancher.
Perfection is attained, not when no more can be added, but when no more can be removed.richard feynman
To me more dear, congenial to my heart, One native charm, than all the gloss of art.Oliver Goldsmith
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.
I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.Blaise Pascal
If you can't reduce a difficult engineering problem to just one 8-1/2 x 11-inch sheet of paper, you will probably never understand it.
Simplicity — the art of maximizing the amount of work not done — is essential.
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
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
God would behold in you a simplicity which will contain so much the more of His wisdom as it contains less of your own.françois fénelon
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
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