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Simplicity Quotes

Leonardo Da Vinci once said that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Most artists esteem simplicity as the ultimate form of elegance. Simplicity stands for beauty, clarity and purity, for anything, which is not tainted by mottles of affectation or pretense. Simplicity contradicts complexity and is often deemed as the finer virtue of the greatest souls. Attainment of simplicity is one pursuit which most people quest for but only a few achieve. Skim over these famous willpower quotations and sayings to know more on what makes simplicity the supreme asset.

Bertrand Russell

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.

Drew Barrymore

I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end.

Saint Augustine

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.

Mother Teresa

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

Walt Whitman

All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.


The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.

D. H. Lawrence

All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed wastepaper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing.

Malcolm De Chazal

The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.

Willie Nelson

I was influenced a lot by those around me - there was a lot of singing that went on in the cotton fields.

Thomas Jefferson

I think with the Romans, that the general of today should be a soldier tomorrow if necessary.

Henry James

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.

Lenny Kravitz

I am still into the people I listened to growing up, so I completely remember what is like to be a fan, I haven't changed.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

I want to live my life, not record it.

James Madison

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.

Theodore Roosevelt

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Ulysses S. Grant

I appreciate the fact, and am proud of it, that the attentions I am receiving are intended more for our country than for me personally.


It is better for you to be free of fear lying upon a pallet, than to have a golden couch and a rich table and be full of trouble.

Andre Gide

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

Joseph Addison

A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world.

Tom Stoppard

Good things, when short, are twice as good.


Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

H. L. Mencken

A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.

Malcolm X

Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.

Andy Warhol

If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am. There's nothing behind it.

Lao Tzu

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.

Adolf Hitler

All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.

Saint Augustine

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.


Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.

John Ruskin

Doing is the great thing, for if people resolutely do what is right, they come in time to like doing it.

Ambrose Bierce

A sure way of getting the last word in an argument is to say you right. 

Dwight L. Moody

There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.

William Morris

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.

Mother Teresa

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.

Elbert Hubbard

Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal.

Edgar Watson Howe

Farmers only worry during the growing season, but townspeople worry all the time.

Quentin Tarantino

I'm very happy with the way I write. I think I do it good. But I've never really considered myself a writer.

Andy Warhol

I always thought I'd like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I'd like it to say "figment."

James Madison

Philosophy is common sense with big words.

Robert Burns

The daisy's for simplicity and unaffected air.

Paul Klee

It is a great difficulty and a great necessity to have to start with the smallest.

Dwight L. Moody

We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.

Laurence Sterne

I take a simple view of life. It is keep your eyes open and get on with it.

Christopher Morley

I had a million questions to ask God: but when I met Him, they all fled my mind; and it didn't seem to matter.

Washington Irving

One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Don't be "consistent" but be simple true.

Henry Ward Beecher

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

By blood a king, in heart a clown.

Leo Buscaglia

The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.

Dr. Seuss

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.

Eddie Van Halen

When Van Halen started out, there was no path to fame. We just played what we liked. Even today it always comes down to the simplicity of rock and roll.

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Albert Einstein

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.

Mahatma Gandhi

I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.

William Shakespeare

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.