Quotes-about-Simplicity-with-ImageMention the word simple and many people’s first thought is something or someone that is not intelligent. However, simplicity is also being unpretentious, not guileful, being sincere and frank, being humble and by considering these virtues the word takes on new meaning.

Simplicity is a virtue in itself because it makes the extraordinary take on ordinary and humility is the result. Being simple does not mean being mediocre, it is simply removing unnecessary clutter from our lives and replacing the clutter with things that really matter. It is simply acknowledging our greatness yes, but taking a back seat and not allowing the victories and achievements to go to our head and puff us up with pride.

If you’re looking for great quotes about simplicity, you have stumbled at the right place. Here, we collected some of the best simplicity quotes and sayings.

Famous Quotes about Simplicity

The reason why many famous people stood out and made an impact in the world they lived in is because of the simple way they handled their victories and failures. They never made a show of things and we could do very well to borrow a leaf from them.


God always takes the simplest way.
– Albert Einstein


Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson


Progress is man’s ability to complicate simplicity.
– Thor Heyerdahl


The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.
– Steve Maraboli


Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
– Albert Einstein


Everything is simpler than you think and yet more complex than you imagine.
– Anonymous


I have a simple philosophy. Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.
– Alice Roosevelt Longworth


The core of beauty is simplicity.
– Paulo Coehlo



Simplicity, patience and forgiveness are three virtues which makes one able to keep good attitude.
– Anil Sinha


Simplicity is the outcome of technical subtlety. It is the goal, not the starting point.
– Maurice Saatchi

Simplicity is the nature of great souls.
– Unknown

The great seal of truth is simplicity.
– Herman Boerhaave

The most difficult thing to explain in life is the simplest truth called love.
– Unknown

Life is simple. You just have to stop trying to figure it out.
– Marty Rubin

Simplicity is a great element of good breeding.
– Fanny Kemble

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
– Charles Warner

A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout your life.
– Winston Churchill


One of the simplest ways to stay happy is to just let go of the things that makes you sad.
– Nishan Panwar

Lead a simple life. First reduce your greeds. Then reduce your needs.
– Ritu Ghatourey

Best Quotes about Simplicity

By reading their various quotes on simplicity you will come to understand that it makes for a very pleasant way of life and a lot of the things that complicate our lives and cause us needless anguish need not do so if we are inspired to become simple folk.


Live simply so that others may simply live.
– Mahatma Gandhi

One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.
– Jack Kerouac

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.
– Douglas Horton

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
– Leonardo da Vinci

Simplicity is the glory of expression.
– Walt Whitman

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
– Martin H. Fischer

Only great minds can afford a simple style.
– Stendhal

I don’t need a lot of money. Simplicity is the answer for me.
– Linda McCartney

Anything simple always interests me.
– David Hockney


Avoid complexities. Make everything as simple as possible.
– Henry Maudslay

Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
– Isaac Newton

Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.
– George Sand

Simplicity = freeing yourself from trappings. Keep it simple.
– Unknown


Don’t create complicated solutions to fix complicated problems. Simplicity is the only thing that can make our lives less complicated.
– Kemmy Nola

It takes a long time to learn how to do something simple.
– Marty Rubin

Simplicity is a state of mind.
– Charles Wagner

The key to a good meal is simplicity and the right seasoning.
– Buddy Valastro

Simplicity Quotes and Sayings


Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.
– John Maeda

If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.

– Albert Einstein

Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.
– Plato

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
– Lao Tzu

Simple style is like white light. It is complex, but its complexity is not obvious.
– Anatole France

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

Simplicity of character is no hindrance to the subtlety of intellect.
– John Morley

An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
– Charles Bukowski

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

I have always observed that to succeed in the world a person must seem simple, yet wise.
– Charles De Montesquieu

Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus.
– Ann Voskamp

Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.
– Edsger Dijkstra

Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.
– Paul Rand

Simplicity makes me happy.
– Alicia Keys

When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it.
– Jacob Lawrence

Self-motivation is a simple process of being true to yourself and others alike with a real simplicity.
– Anuj Somany

Free yourself from the complexities of your life! A life of simplicity and happiness awaits you.
– Unknown

Love doesn’t have to be so complicated. It can be as simple as being with someone who makes you happy like nobody else can.
– Ritu Ghatourey

Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.
– Frank Lloyd Wright

I’m learning simplicity and how to wear my body. I’m enjoying life and trying to be the best me.
– Gelila Bekele

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