Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily.
Less is more.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
True simplicity is derived from so much more than just the absences of clutter or ornamentation. Its about bringing order to complexity.
Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; love more, and all good things will be yours.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! ...we are happy in proportion to the things we can do without.
Our life is frittered away by detail… Simplify, simplify, simplify! … Simplicity of life and elevation of purpose.
… in all the things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.
We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end.
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.
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.
One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in.