Simple Quotes

...the rank and file are usually much more primitive than we imagine. Propaganda must therefore always be essentially simple and repetitious.

- Joseph Goebbels


God wants us so badly that he has made the condition as simple as he possibly could: Only believe.

- Smith Wigglesworth


It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.

- Rabindranath Tagore


Do few things but do them well, simple joys are holy.

- Francis of Assisi


A simple layman armed with Scripture is greater than the mightiest pope without it

- Martin Luther


People know that I have adopted four principles in living my life: simple living, punctuality, hard work and prudence.

- Abdul Sattar Edhi


Realistic expectations for life are that we are going to be better today than we were yesterday, be better tomorrow than we were today. That's a plan for success. So [the key is] simple: just work.

- Jim Harbaugh


Take the rose—most people think it very beautiful: I don’t care for It at all. I prefer the cactus, for the simple reason that it has a more interesting personality. It has wonderfully adapted itself to its surroundings! It is the best illustration of the theory of evolution in plant life.

- Charles Proteus Steinmetz


The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.

- Alan Watts


The secret of my success? It is simple. It is found in the Bible.

- George Washington Carver


Simplify your life. Don't waste the years struggling for things that are unimportant. Don't burden yourself with possessions. Keep your needs and wants simple and enjoy what you have. Don't destroy your peace of mind by looking back, worrying about the past. Live in the present. Simplify!

- Henry David Thoreau


Simplicity is the glory of expression.

- Walt Whitman


Genius is making complex ideas simple, not making simple ideas complex

- Albert Einstein


It takes a lot of hard work to make something simple.

- Steve Jobs


Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.

- Woody Guthrie


No matter who you are it's the simple things in life that lead you to believe that you can achieve anything.

- Ronaldinho


What did you expect? 'Welcome, sonny?' 'Make yourself at home?' 'Marry my daughter?' You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know . . . morons.

- Gene Wilder


If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.

- John von Neumann


The truth is simple. If it was complicated, everyone would understand it.

- Walt Whitman


Be true to yourself- and keep things simple. People complicate things

- Jay-Z


Young people love what is interesting and odd, no matter how true or false it is. More mature minds love what is interesting and odd about truth. Fully mature intellects, finally, love truth, even when it appears plain and simple, boring to the ordinary person; for they have noticed that truth tends to reveal its highest wisdom in the guise of simplicity.

- Friedrich Nietzsche


Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works.

- Leonardo da Vinci


When it comes down to it, it’s pretty simple. Adventure is what you make it. And whether it’s the travel, the discovery or just the feeling of letting go, the only way we’ll ever find out is to get out there and do it. Enjoy the ride.

- Travis Rice


Keep it simple and focus on what matters. Don't let yourself be overwhelmed.

- Confucius


Finding a way to live the simple life is one of life's supreme complications.

- T. S. Eliot


Simplify, then add lightness.

- Colin Chapman


Think as the wise men think, but talk like the simple people do.

- Aristotle


Sail the main course in a simple sturdy craft. Keep her well stocked with short stories and long laughs. Go fast enough to get there but slow enough to see. Moderation seems to be the key.

- Jimmy Buffett


A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view.

- Alfred Adler


Allow me to offer a simple definition of wisdom. Wisdom is looking at life from God's point of view.

- Charles R. Swindoll


My goal is simple. All I want to do is re-connect people with animals. Awaken some emotions and some feelings and some logic, that is been buried and suppressed, intentionally, by our society.

- Gary Yourofsky


Apart from values and ethics which I have tried to live by, the legacy I would like to leave behind is a very simple one - that I have always stood up for what I consider to be the right thing, and I have tried to be as fair and equitable as I could be.

- Ratan Tata


Everything is based on a simple rule: Quality is the best business plan, period.

- Steve Jobs


Most of the problems of the world stems from linguistic mistakes and simple misunderstandings. Don’t ever take words at face value. When you step into the zone of love, language as we know it becomes obsolete. That which cannot be put into words can only be grasped through silence.

- Shams Tabrizi


Putting on a new pair of glasses or sunglasses is a simple way to completely transform your look - just like a new hairstyle.

- Brad Goreski


Joys come from simple and natural things: mists over meadows, sunlight on leaves, the path of the moon over water.

- Sigurd F. Olson


Sometimes when it rains, it's not that simple, when the sky has reasons to cry.

- John Trudell


Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.

- Bill Mollison


The greatest dishes are very simple.

- Auguste Escoffier


Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

- Socrates


If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own power. Your self-sufficiency, your selfishness and your intellectual pride will inhibit His coming to live in your heart because God cannot fill what is already full. It is as simple as that.

- Mother Teresa


A modest, godly woman will dress modestly. . . The one who is simple and unpretending in her dress and in her manners shows that she understands that a true woman is characterized by moral worth.

- Ellen G. White


It is easier for the world to accept a simple lie than a complex truth.

- Alexis de Tocqueville


Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.

- Henry David Thoreau


Ministry is pretty simple. Love people and help them.

- T.L. Osborn


Life is very simple. What I give out comes back to me. Today, I choose to give love.

- Louise Hay


Nothing in this world is more simple and more cheap than making cities that provide better for people.

- Jan Gehl


If you look after your staff, they'll look after your customers. It's that simple.

- Richard Branson


There is nothing better to display the truth in an excellent light, than a clear and simple statement of facts.

- Benedict of Nursia


My pitch is very simple. I'm Theresa May and I think I'm the best person to be prime minister of this country.

- Theresa May