The Elegance of Simplicity

I am a huge fan of Simplicity, I believe the simpler can make things the more success we will have. Simplicity inspires people, it gives them belief and confidence.

Unfortunately we seem to have a natural tendency to over complicate things, to make life, projects, busines and everything we undertake more difficult than it should be.

We need to work to develop a Simplicity mindset, one were we constantly strive to make things as simple as possible. There are always ways to make things simpler and we need to seek them out.

Here are my 10 favourite quotes on Simplicity to get you started on developing that mindset.

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. Steve Jobs

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

Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.  Edsger Dijkstra

Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.  Alan Perlis

I continue to be drawn to clarity and simplicity. ‘Less is more’ remains my mantra. Stephane Rolland

There’s a certain fear of simplicity. I think that’s the thing, when you’re younger as an artist, you get this idea in your head that complexity equals quality. The more notes you’re playing, the better. Patrick Stump

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

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicityHenry Wadsworth Longfellow

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.  Leonardo da Vinci


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