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. Confucius
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. Anonymous
The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go. Steve Maraboli
Simplicity = freeing yourself from trappings. Keep it simple. Anonymous
Only great minds can afford a simple style. Stendhal
Keep it simple, don't over do your self. Because simple is classy, and overdoing it looks trashy. Anonymous
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
If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself. Albert Einstein
Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind. Albert Einstein
Men should use common words to say uncommon things. Arthur Schopenhauer
Above all, keep it simple. Auguste Escoffier
Living simply makes loving simple. Bell Hooks
It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials. Bruce Lee
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius
It’s as simple as that. Simple and complicated, as most true things are. David Levithan
Every solution to every problem is simple. It's the distance between the two where the mystery lies. Derek Landy
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. Schumacherm
I think you've got to keep it simple, keep it fresh. Stay away from all that processed stuff, read the labels. Emeril Lagasse
The holidays stress people out so much. I suggest you keep it simple and try to have as much fun as you can. Giada De Laurentiis
A child of five could understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. Groucho Marx
Our life is frittered away by detail simplify, simplify. Henry David Thoreau
Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself. Henry David Thoreau
It is desirable that a man live in all respects so compactly and preparedly that if an enemy take the town. He can walk out the gate empty handed and without anxiety. Henry David Thoreau
Nature is pleased with simplicity and nature is no dummy. Isaac Newton
Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things. Isaac Newton
One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple. Jack Kerouac
Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light. Joseph Pulitzer
Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires. Lao Tzu
There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth. Leo Tolstoy
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. Lin Yutang
When people complain of your complexity, they fail to remember that they made fun of your simplicity. Michael Bassey Johnson
Like all magnificent things, it's very simple. Natalie Babbitt
Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple. Pete Seeger
If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable. Rainer Maria Rilke
That's been one of my mantras focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. Steve Jobs
People who pride themselves on their "complexity" and deride others for being "simplistic" should realize that the truth is often not very complicated. What gets complex is evading the truth. Thomas Sowell
I do not over-intellectualize the production process. I try to keep it simple, tell the damned story. Tom Clancy
See it big, and keep it simple. Wilferd Peterson
The greatest ideas are the simplest. William Golding