The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
Henry David Thoreau
Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.
Edwin Way Teale
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci
Very often, people confuse simple with simplistic. The nuance is lost on most.
The aspects of things that are most important to us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.
The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed – it is a process of elimination.
Our life is frittered away by detail… Simplify, simplify.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life.
Katherine F. Gerould
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.