Keep It Simple Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old keep it simple quotes, keep it simple sayings, and keep it simple proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Simplicity is complex. It's never simple to keep things simple. Simple solutions require the most advanced thinking.     

Richie Norton

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.     

Charles Dudley Warner

Just keep it simple. When you over-think what you're wearing, that's when wardrobe malfunctions tend to happen.     

Guy Berryman

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.     

Albert Einstein

Simplicity is the glory of expression.     

Walt Whitman

Live simply, so that others may simply live.     

Mother Teresa

Keep it simple and keep it real. The more basic we see our connection to God and Spirit, the easier it is to feel like you're a part of it     

Jim Fargiano

Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.     

John Maeda

Stay low, stay quiet, keep it simple, don't expect too much, enjoy what you have.     

Dean Koontz

To keep it simple, why did God choose me? Because He felt like it!     

Shai Linne

The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.     

Keanu Reeves

Simplicity is, as simple as you make it.     

Anthony Liccione

Everything seems simpler from a distance.     

Gail Tsukiyama

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.     

Charles Mingus

Life is simple. You just have to stop trying to figure it out.     

Marty Rubin

It must be a balance in everything we do, not too much of everything, keep it simple, not complicated.     

Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Keep it simple. You don't want to overdo it with too much makeup or crazy, over-the-top hairstyles. Let your natural beauty show through.     

Heidi Klum

The greatest truths are the simplest things in the world, simple as your own existence.     

Swami Vivekananda

Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit really does count.     

Stella Mccartney

The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.     

Tom Peters

You try to keep life simple but it never works, and in the end all you have left is yourself.     

Sue Grafton

Keep it simple and focus on what matters. Don't let yourself be overwhelmed.     


Simple and to the point is always the best way to get your point across.     

Guy Kawasaki

Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.     

Arnold H. Glasow

Do what makes you happy. Keep it simple. Do the research. Work hard. Look ahead.     

Gary Vaynerchuk

A person with taste is merely one who can recognize the greatest beauty in the simplest things.     

Barbara Taylor Bradford

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.     

Clare Boothe Luce

Keep it simple, when you get too complex you forget the obvious.     

Al McGuire

Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus.     

Ann Voskamp

Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.     

Frank Lloyd Wright

Hair and shoes say it all. Everything in between is forgivable as long as you keep it simple. Trying to talk with your clothes is passive-aggress ive.     

Rick Owens

Keep it simple, make it general, and make it intelligible.     

Douglas McIlroy

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.     

Hans Hofmann

Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.      

Paul Rand

Whatever makes you feel bad, Leave it. Whatever makes you smile, Keep it. Simple as that.     


The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.     

Steve Maraboli

Simplicity = freeing yourself from trappings. Keep it simple.     


Only great minds can afford a simple style.     


Keep it simple, don't over do your self. Because simple is classy, and overdoing it looks trashy.     


Keep it simple. Let's do the obvious thing the common thing but let's do it uncommonly well.     

Leo Burnett

Keep it simple: own as little as you can get away with, schedule everything, keep a notebook, don't let technology enslave you.     

Blake Mycoskie

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius—and a lot of courage—to move in the opposite direction.     

E. F. Schumacker

Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.     

Joanne Harris

Keep it simple: In general, interfaces should use simple geometric forms, minimal contours, and a restricted color palette comprised primarily of less-saturated or neutral colors balanced with a few high contrast accent colors that emphasize important information. Typography should not vary widely in an interface.     

Alan Cooper

The key to a good life is to keep it simple, yet creating simplicity is such a complex issue.     

Master Jin Kwon

The most simple things can bring the most happiness.     

Izabella Scorupco

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

Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus     

Ann Voskamp

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.     

Mother Teresa