In search of "Common Sense"

Dec 15, 2008

Quotes on simplicity

"Less isn't more; just enough is more." -Milton Glaser:

"Simplicity means the achievement of maximum effect with minimum means." - Koichi Kawana, architect of botanical gardens

"Things should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"You can always recognize truth by its beauty and simplicity." - Richard Feynman (1918-1988)

"Our lives are frittered away by detail; simplify, simplify." - Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." - Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

"If you can't describe it simply, you can't use it simply." - Anon

"Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought." - William Hazlitt

"Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple"C.W. Ceran

"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity"- Charles Mingus


"The aspects of things that are most important to us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity"- Prof. Ludwig Wittgenstein


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