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All the great things are simple and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

Be simple and sincere.

The words of truth are simple.

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple, the philosophy is kindness.

Dalai Lama

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated.

It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.

Alan Watts

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

Guys are simple... women are not simple and they always assume that men must be just as complicated as they are, only way more mysterious. The whole point is guys are not thinking much. They are just what they appear to be. Tragically.

Live simply so others may simply live.

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.

My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is, and why it exists at all.

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong.

Simply look with perceptive eyes at the world about you and trust to your own reactions and convictions.

And now here is my secret a very simple secret, it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values... God made life simple. It is man who complicates it.

It is simpler and easier to flatter people than to praise them.

Jean Paul

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.

The easiest beneficence is a smile. The simplest release is to have a vegetarian meal.

Did you ever stop to think why cops are always famous for being dumb? Simple. Because they don't have to be anything else.

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

In dwelling live close to the ground. In thinking keep to the simple. In conflict be fair and generous. In governing don't try to control. In work do what you enjoy. In family life be completely present.

Lao Tzu

Here on the pulse of this new day, You may have the grace to look up and out, And into your sister's eyes into, Your brother's face your country, And say simply, Very simply, With hope, Good Morning.

Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.

Leonardo da Vinci

I'm just a simple country girl.

All truth is simple... is that not doubly a lie?

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.

Only great minds can afford a simple style.

When the solution is simple God is answering.

If you cannot endure abuse from another, just say a simple word or two, or else leave.

The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind is curiosity.

Simple people are very quick to see the live facts which are going on about them.

The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in a while and watch your answers change.

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

We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life.

Don't be "consistent", but be simple true.

If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.

Will Rogers

Everything deep is also simple and can be reproduced simply, as long as its reference to the whole truth is maintained. But what matters is not what is witty, but what is true.

For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.

Ernest Hemingway

How do I stay so healthy and boyishly handsome? It's simple. I drink the blood of young runaways.

William Shatner

Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature, because in her inventions nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous.

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

Arnold H. Glasow

Educators take something simple and make it complicated. Communicators take something complicated and make it simple.

John C. Maxwell

The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.

Complex statistically improbable things are by their nature more difficult to explain than simple statistically probable things.

No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple.

Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.

How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers names.

It's simple, if it jiggles it's fat.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Our pleasures were simple - they included survival.

There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.

Think simple, as my old master used to say - meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to first principles.

Frank Lloyd Wright

The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.

Warren Buffett

Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation, of children in arms, and men in love.

H. L. Mencken

The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct.

Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain.

They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong.

Keep it simple. Make a blank face and the music and the story will fill it in.

Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know.

Andre Maurois

Make everything as simple as possible but not simpler.

Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.

Lou Holtz

The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.

Beauty is an ecstasy, it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it, and that is all.

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines practiced every day.

Marriage is not a simple love affair, it's an ordeal, and the ordeal is the sacrifice of ego to a relationship in which two have become one.

The simplest things are often the truest.

Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way.

One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.

Washington Irving

It is easier to be a lover than a husband, for the simple reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day than to say pretty things from time to time.

Honore de Balzac

Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.

Margaret Mead

My pitching philosophy is simple - keep the ball way from the bat.

Those who are firm, enduring, simple and unpretentious are the nearest to virtue.


To support mother and father to cherish wife and child and to have a simple livelihood, this is the good luck.

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.

Albert Einstein

Many books require no thought from those who read them and for a very simple reason, they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

There's a simple way to solve the crime problem: obey the law, punish those who do not.

Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners.

My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.

Ernest Hemingway

It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.


The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs, that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions.

Niccolo Machiavelli

My secret is simple - I pray.

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.

Lao Tzu

When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It's very simple.

The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.

Bertrand Russell

Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler.

The simple truth is that balding African-American men look cool when they shave their heads, whereas balding white men look like giant thumbs.

Dave Barry

But what is happiness, except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

I don't argue when people say that my message is simple, but I believe Jesus' message was simple.

There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life, as the simple truth.

Charles Dickens

It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.

A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.

Niccolo Machiavelli

The knower and the known are one. Simple people imagine that they should see God as if he stood there and they here. This is not so. God and I we are one in knowledge.

Meister Eckhart

It is fatal to be a man or woman, pure and simple: one must be a woman manly, or a man womanly.

It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated, far more difficult to sacrifice skill and easy execution in the proper place, than to expand both indiscriminately.

Well, I have a very simple method of painting.

God is a metaphor for that which transcends all levels of intellectual thought. It's as simple as that.

Joseph Campbell

Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment, that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked.

Niccolo Machiavelli

To disbelieve is easy, to scoff is simple, to have faith is harder.

The Gateway to Christianity is not through an intricate labyrinth of dogma, but by a simple belief in the person of Christ.

Norman Vincent Peale

Are creeds such simple things like the clothes which a man can change at will and put on at will? Creeds are such for which people live for ages and ages.

Mahatma Gandhi

Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple. Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers.

The simplest and most psychologically satisfying explanation of any observed phenomenon is that it happened that way because someone wanted it to happen that way.

I got a chain letter by fax. It's very simple. You just fax a dollar bill to everybody on the list.

I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.

Mahatma Gandhi

Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple and may as a rule be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.

Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.

Bill Gates

Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all.

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.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Issues are never simple. One thing I'm proud of is that very rarely will you hear me simplify the issues.

More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.

George Eliot

On a level plain simple mounds look like hills, and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its great intellects.

Oh come on, you have got to be kidding me. I had good looks but missed them. It is as simple as that. They just weren't falling. Some nights I am on fire and other nights I have nights like tonight where the shots weren't going in.

The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation by the simple unconscious expedient of discouraging rational inquiry.

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone. This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts and only asks to be loved.

Michael Jackson

A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.

I describe myself as a simple Buddhist monk. No more, no less.

It's quite simple (public speaking) Say what you have to say, and when you come to a sentence with a grammatical ending, sit down.

For me, it was always a simple passion.

Lance Armstrong

God always takes the simplest way.

Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know.

The statement of Christ is simple. He who sent me among you will come again . And he pointed to a lamb. The lamb is merely a symbol -- a sign. It stands for the voice - BABA. The announcement was The advent of BABA . He will wear a robe of red blooded robe. He will be short with a crown (of hair). The lamb is a sign and symbol of Love.

Sai Baba

The quality of life is so different in France. There is the possibility of living a simple life. I would never contemplate raising my daughter in LA. I would never raise any child there.

Johnny Depp

Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein

We just did not execute in overtime and the execution was really simple ... They just got the ball to Jason and let him operate.

I want to reform the tax code so that it's simple, fair and asks the wealthiest households to pay higher taxes on incomes over $250 000 - the same rate we had when Bill Clinton was president, the same rate we had when our economy created nearly 23 million new jobs, the biggest surplus in history and a lot of millionaires to boot.

Most people regard getting their way as a matter of simple justice.

It takes these very simple-minded instructions - 'Go fetch a number add it to this number put the result there perceive if it's greater than this other number' - but executes them at a rate of let's say 1 000 000 per second. At 1 000 000 per second the results appear to be magic.