Here’s what some of the greatest writers, thinkers, scientists, leaders and artists of all-time have to say about “seeing it simply”.

“Our Life is frittered away by detail. Simplify. Simplify.”

Henry David Thoreau

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Leonardo da Vinci

“A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout your life.”

Winston Churchill

“Simply the thing that I am shall make me live.”

William Shakespeare

“In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Simplicity is the nature of great souls.”


“As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.”

Henry David Thoreau

“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

“Simplicity is the glory of expression.”

Walt Whitman

“There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness and truth.”

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

“Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

Albert Einstein

“‘Think simple.’ as my old master used to say – meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to the first principles.”

Frank Lloyd Wright

“Nature is what we know – Yet have not art to say – So impotent our wisdom is to her simplicity.”

Emily Dickinson

“Simplicity is indeed often the sign of truth and a criterion of beauty.”


“Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.”

Albert Einstein

“To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but to so love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust.”

Henry David Thoreau

“If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.”

Oprah Winfrey

“If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it.”

William Arthur Ward