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

Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
When the solution is simple, God is answering.
The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.
Never do anything standing that you can do sitting, or anything sitting that you can do lying down.
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.
God always takes the simplest way.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Simplicity is the seal of truth.
The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.
Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.
The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
Understanding reduces the greatest to simplicity, and lack of its causes the least to take on the magnitude.
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
What is conceived well is expressed clearly.
The most complex things are the simplest.
Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
The wisest keeps something of the vision of a child. Though he may understand a thousand things that a child could not understand, he is always a beginner, close to the original meaning of life.
When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, it should be rejected.
I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.
To simplify complications is the first essential of success.
Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.
Nothing is true, but that which is simple.
Behind the complicated details of the world stand the simplicities: God is good, the grown-up man or woman knows the answer to every question, there is such a thing as truth, and justice is as measured and faultless as a clock. Our heroes are simple: they are brave, they tell the truth, they are good swordsmen and they are never in the long run really defeated. That is why no later books satisfy us like those which were read to us in childhood --for those promised a world of great simplicity of which we knew the rules, but the later books are complicated and contradictory with experience; they are formed out of our own disappointing memories.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.
Intellectual comradeship requires that you think your thoughts through to the place where you can make the complex seem simple, the obscure quite clear.
Seek simplicity but distrust it.
The great things in life are what they seem to be. And for that reason, strange as it may sound to you, often are very difficult to interpret (understand). Great passion are for the great of souls. Great events can only be seen by people who are on a level with them. We think we can have our visions for nothing. We cannot. Even the finest and most self-sacrificing visions have to paid for. Strangely enough, that is what makes them fine.
Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straight forwardness are. Write much as you would speak; speak as you think. If with your inferior, speak no coarser than usual; if with your superiors, no finer.
Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.
The price we pay for the complexity of life is too high. When you think of all the effort you have to put in --telephonic, technological and relational --to alter even the slightest bit of behavior in this strange world we call social life, you are left pining for the straightforwardness of primitive peoples and their physical work.
I have a simple life. I mean, you just give me a drum roll, they announce my name, and I come out and sing. In my job I have a contract that says I'm a singer. So I sing.
Partial culture runs to the ornate, extreme culture to simplicity.
Outward simplicity befits ordinary men, like a garment made to measure for them; but it serves as an adornment to those who have filled their lives with great deeds: they might be compared to some beauty carelessly dressed and thereby all the more attractive.