Simplicity Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Simplicity quotes and Simplicity sayings, and Simplicity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity. The easy way is also the right way, and martial arts is nothing at all special; the closer to the true way of martial arts, the less wastage of expression there is."

Bruce Lee

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

Dalai Lama

"Simplicity is that grace which frees the soul from all unnecessary reflections upon itself."

Francois Fenelon

"Genuine simplicity of heart is a healing and cementing principle."

Edmund Burke

"Upright simplicity is the deepest wisdom, and perverse craft the merest shallowness."

Isaac Barrow

"Simplicity of all things is the hardest to be copy."

Richard Steele

"There is one show of breeding vulgarity seldom assumes, simplicity."

George MacDonald

"Simplicity is a captivating grace in woman, as rare as it is attractive."

J. De Finod

"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

"Simplicity is a jewel rarely found."


"Never use a long word when a short one will do."

Louisa May Alcott

"I relish simplicity as an all-comprehensive value."

Ela Bhatt

"Simplicity is the seal of truth."


"Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art."

Philip James Bailey

"There is a simplicity that exists on the far side of complexity, and there is a communication of sentiment and attitude not to be discovered by careful exegesis of a text."

Patrick J. Buchanan

"Simplicity is the key to brilliance."

Bruce Lee

"Simplicity is the nature of great souls."

Papa Ramadas

"One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in."

Francis Jourdain

"Simplicity involves unburdening your life, and living more lightly with fewer distractions that interfere with a high quality life, as defined uniquely by each individual. You will find people living simply in large cities, rural areas and everything in between."

Linda Breen Pierce

"Simplicity is not an objective in art, but one achieves simplicity despite one’s self by entering into the real sense of things."

Constantin Brancusi

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

Linda McCartney

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


"Seek simplicity but distrust it."

Alfred North Whitehead

"Simplicity does not mean want or poverty. It does not mean the absence of any decor, or absolute nudity. It only means that the decor should belong intimately to the design proper, and that anything foreign to it should be taken away."

Paul Jacques Grillo

"Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it."

Alan Perlis

"A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think."

Eleanor Roosevelt

"A taste for simplicity cannot last for long."

Eugene Delacroix

"As beautiful as simplicity is, it can become a tradition that stands in the way of exploration."

Laura Nyro

"I despise simplicity. It is the negation of all that is beautiful."

Norman Hartnell

"Simplicity is a state of mind."

Charles Wagner

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