Simplicity Quotes, Sayings about being simple
Many things are lost for want of asking.
- English proverb
If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know and not be known, live in a city.
- Charles Caleb Colton
Seek simplicity, and distrust it.
- Alfred Whitehead
Simplicity is the glory of expression.
- Walt Whitman
Simplicity is the peak of civilization.
- Jessie Sampter
Simplicity is the nature of great souls.
The most complex things are the simplest.
- Agni Celeste
Affected simplicity is refined imposture.
- La Rochefoucauld
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
- Leonardo DaVinci
Nothing is as simple as we hope it will be.
- Jim Horning
A taste for simplicity cannot last for long.
- Eugene Delacroix
Simplicity, carried to an extreme, becomes elegance.
- Jon Franklin
The fewer our wants, the nearer we resemble the gods.
A truly great man never puts away the simplicity of a child.
- Chinese Proverb
Simplicity of character is no hindrance to the subtlety of intellect.
- John Morley
Simplicity is indeed often the sign of truth and a criterion of beauty.
- Mahlon Hoagland
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants.
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
- Lao tzu
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler.
- Albert Einstein
Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life.
- Katherine F. Gerould
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
- Walt Whitman
When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu
Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.
- Thomas a Kempis
Simplicity, clarity, singleness: these are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy.
- Richard Halloway
The aspects of things that are most important to us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.
The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.
- Thomas More
Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
- Lao Tzu