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When thought is too weak to be simply expressed, it's clear proof that it should be rejected.

Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.
Simplicity is a pleasant thing in children, or at any age, but it is not necessarily admirable, nor is affectation altogether a thing of evil. To be normal, to be at home in the world, with a prospect of power, usefulness, or success, the person must have that imaginative insight into other minds that underlies tact and savoir-faire, morality and beneficence. This insight involves sophistication, some understanding and sharing of the clandestine impulses of human nature. A simplicity that is merely the lack of this insight indicates a sort of defect.
A refined simplicity is the characteristic of all high bred deportment, in every country, and a considerate humanity should be the aim of all beneath it.
A taste for simplicity cannot endure for long.
I don't understand complicated problems. I only understand simple ones.
It the proof of high culture to say the greatest matters in the simplest way.
It is the childlike mind that finds the kingdom.
A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that works.
The whole is simpler than the sum of its parts.
There is repetition everywhere, and nothing is found only once in the world.
Simple ideas lie within the reach only of complex minds.
There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.
I hate American simplicity. I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort. If I could pronounce the name James in any different or more elaborate way I should be in favor of doing it.
Life will not bear refinement. You must do as other people do.
Simplicity is the intention, purity in the affection; simplicity turns to God, purity unites with and enjoys him.
In our systems work through simplicity, consistency, and repetition.
To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is.
The height of cultivation runs to simplicity. Halfway cultivation runs to ornamentation.
The noble simplicity in the works of nature only too often originates in the noble shortsightedness of him who observes it.
Order and simplification are the first steps towards the mastery of a subject.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world a person must seem simple, yet wise.
Simplicity of life, even the barest, is not a misery, but the very foundation of refinement; a sanded floor and whitewashed walls and the green trees, and flowery meads, and living waters outside; or a grimy palace amid the same with a regiment of housemaids always working to smear the dirt together so that it may be unnoticed; which, think you, is the most refined, the most fit for a gentleman of those two dwellings?
I paint from the top down. From the sky, then the mountains, then the hills, then the houses, then the cattle, and then the people.
See it big, and keep it simple.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated; far more difficult to sacrifice skill and easy execution in the proper place, than to expand both indiscriminately.
Simplicity is the peak of civilization.
The trouble with so many of us is that we underestimate the power of simplicity. We have a tendency it seems to over complicate our lives and forget what's important and what's not. We tend to mistake movement for achievement. We tend to focus on activities instead of results. And as the pace of life continues to race along in the outside world, we forget that we have the power to control our lives regardless of what's going on outside.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! 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.
Everything is simpler than you think and yet more complex than you imagine.
The trouble with measurement is its seeming simplicity.
No matter how complicated a problem is, it usually can be reduced to a simple, comprehensible form which is often the best solution.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The complex develops out of the simple.
Everything is beautiful in its right use
Tout estsimple à commencer par soi-même.
The most complicated skill is to be simple.
To say more while saying less is the secret of being simple.
Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!