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Simplicity Quotes


These are some of the best 'Simplicity' quotations and sayings.

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A childlike mind, in its simplicity, practices that science of good to which the wise may be blind.

A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.

A man must be able to cut a knot, for everything cannot be untied; he must know how to disengage what is essential from the detail in which it is enwrapped, for everything cannot be equally considered; in a word, he must be able to simplify his duties, his business and his life.

A speech does not need to be eternal to be immortal.

Affected simplicity is refined imposture.

All animals except man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.

All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

Art, it seems to me, should simplify.

At times almost all of us envy the animals. They suffer and die, but do not seem to make a "problem" of it.

Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.

Economy, prudence, and a simple life are the sure masters of need, and will often accomplish that which their opposites, with a fortune at hand, will fail to do.

Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but simplicity and straightforwardness are. Write much as you would speak; speak as you think. If with your inferiors, speak no coarser than usual; if with your superiors, no finer. Be what you say; and, within the rules of prudence, say what you are.

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Fame is a pearl many dive for and only a few bring up. Even when they do, it is not perfect, and they sigh for more, and lose better things in struggling for them.

Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; love more, and all good things will be yours.

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.

Football is blocking and tackling. Everything else is mythology.

Get black on white.

God made man simple, but how he changed and got complicated is hard to say.

Goodness and simplicity are indissolubly united. - The bad are the most sophisticated, all the world over, and the good the least.


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