Simplicity Sayings and Quotes

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

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci
In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Simplicity is the glory of expression. Walt Whitman
The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity. Douglas Horton
Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations. Paul Rand
Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art. Frederic Chopin
If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself. Albert Einstein
Live simply, so that others may simply live. Mother Teresa
Our life is frittered away by detail simplify, simplify, simplify! Henry David Thoreau
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance. Coco Chanel
Simplicity embarks not on what is seen by the naked eye, but dwelling on what is in the heart. Author Unknown
The most complicated skill is to be simple. Dejan Stojanovic
Simplicity is an exact medium between too little and too much. Sir Joshua Reynolds
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. Hans Hofman
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough. Charles Warner
The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple. Doris Janzen Longacre
The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go. Steve Maraboli
Simplicity is indeed often the sign of truth and a criterion of beauty. Mahlon Hoagland
Simplicity is the shortest path to a solution. Ward Cunningham
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. Edsger W. Dijkstra
Simplicity the art of maximizing the amount of work not done is essential. Principles Behind The Agile Manifesto
Simplicity is a state of mind. Charles Wagner
A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think. Eleanor Roosevelt
A taste for simplicity cannot last for long. Eugene Delacroix
As beautiful as simplicity is, it can become a tradition that stands in the way of exploration. Laura Nyro
I despise simplicity. It is the negation of all that is beautiful. Norman Hartnell
I don't need a lot of money. Simplicity is the answer for me. Linda McCartney
It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences. Aristotle
Seek simplicity but distrust it. Alfred North Whitehead