Beauty in simplicity quotes
Wonderful quotes on love, peace, happiness
and the beauty in simplicity
Simplicity is the property, condition, or quality of being simple or
It often connotes beauty. Simple things are usually easier to explain and understand than complex ones.
It is the quality of being simple or uncompounded.
It is the absence of affectation or pretense.
It is freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort. It is lack of ornamentation. Simplicity can have many definitions but the one that is the most straight forward is that it is something which can be comprehended easily.
These quotes are quoted to show how simplicity in one's lifestyle attracts other people and how people with the simplest lifestyles have revolutionized the world. These quotes can also be used to motivate people to have simplicity in their lifestyles.
"There is no greatness where there is no simplicity." ~ Leo Tolstoy
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." ~ Albert Einstein
"Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge." ~ Winston Churchill
Simplicity, carried to an an extreme, becomes elegance." ~ Jon Franklin
"The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply." ~ Kahlil Gibran
One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
- Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Statesman and Literary Figure
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word -- excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
- Pearl S. Buck, 1892-1973, American Novelist
"Simplicity and naturalness are the truest marks of distintinction." ~ W. Somerset Maugham
"Confusion and clutter are the failure of design, not the attributes of information." ~ Edward R. Tufte
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
- Erich Fromm, 1900-1980, German-American Psychologist
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1850-1919, American Author and Poet
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." ~ Leonardo da Vinci
"Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple." ~ C.W. Ceram
Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old.
- Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867-1959, American Architect
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, 30th President of the United States
"Simplicity is an exact medium between too little and too much." ~ Sir Joshua Reynolds
Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.
- Peter F. Drucker, 1909-2005, Austrian-born Management Consultant and Author
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
- Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, English Politician and Author
Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance,
faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice — keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
- Noah Porter
An apology is a good way to have the last word.
A stiff apology is a second insult.... The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.,
From a speech given to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Aug. 16, 1967
The simplest things are often the truest. (Richard Bach)
Simplicity is not an objective in art, but one achieves simplicity despite one's self by entering into the real sense of things. (Constantin Brancusi)
What is important is not the motif itself, so much as your ability to imagine, speculate, organize, and above all, to simplify. (Richard Busey)
I want to balance simplicity with sophistication, the crude with the elegant, the traditional with the contemporary. (Bruno Capolongo)
Out of clutter, find simplicity. (Albert Einstein)
We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Life is simplified when there is one center; one reason, one motivation, one direction and purpose. (Jean Fleming)
"It is proof of high culture to say the greatest matters in the simplest way." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters is simplicity; nothing is better than simplicity." ~ Walt Whitman
Simple Gifts (1848)
'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free,
'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.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.
In building a statue, a sculptor doesn't keep adding clay to his subject. Actually, he keeps chiselling away at the inessentials until the truth of its creation is revealed without obstructions.
I relish simplicity as an all-comprehensive value.
The way to happiness -- keep your heart free from hate, your mind free from worry, live simply, expect little, give much.
-- Carol Borges
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
“If one's life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely
important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you
have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements. And finally, there is an intense delight in abandoning faulty states of mind and in cultivating helpful ones in meditation.”
- The Dalai Lama