Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily.
— Occam’s (or Ockham's) Razor
Less is more.
— Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
— Leonardo da Vinci
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
— Albert Einstein
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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.
— Lao Tzu
True simplicity is derived from so much more than just the absences of clutter or ornamentation. Its about bringing order to complexity.
— Jony Ive
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.
— Swedish proverb
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
— Thomas Jefferson
Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! ...we are happy in proportion to the things we can do without.
— Henry David Thoreau
Our life is frittered away by detail… Simplify, simplify, simplify! … Simplicity of life and elevation of purpose.
— Henry David Thoreau
… in all the things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end.
— 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
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
One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in.
— Francis Jourdain