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Simplicity
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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.

- Baudrillard, Jean
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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?

- Morris, William
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The criterion of simplicity requires that the minimum number of assumptions be postulated.

- Low, Albert
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The complex develops out of the simple.

- Wilson, Colin
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The whole is simpler than the sum of its parts.

- Gibbs, Willard
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A theory is the more impressive the greater is the simplicity of its premises, the more different are the kinds of things it relates and the more extended the range of its applicability.

- Einstein, Albert
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Simplicity of all things is the hardest to be copy.

- Steele, Sir Richard
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Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.

- Bailey, Philip James
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I don't understand complicated problems. I only understand simple ones.

- Deupree, Richard
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The noble simplicity in the works of nature only too often originates in the noble shortsightedness of him who observes it.

- Lichtenberg, Georg C.
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There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.

- Alexander Pope
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The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.

- Buffett, Warren
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Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.

- Lao-tzu
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To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.

- Thoreau, Henry David
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Life will not bear refinement. You must do as other people do.

- Johnson, Samuel
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It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.

- Aristotle
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There is repetition everywhere, and nothing is found only once in the world.

- Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
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In our systems work through simplicity, consistency, and repetition.

- Kinder, Jack
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Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.

- Einstein, Albert
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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.

- Stuberg, Robert


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