Quotes with simple
I cannot escape the objection that there is no state of mind, however simple, that does not change every moment
Most of us know what we need to do to make our lives more fulfilled and useful, but sometimes we forget. My little books are gentle reminders of those simple things which, if done well and in a spirit of love, can significantly change our lives.
A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health, it limits one's chance of indulging in nice simple pleasures, and in many cases it lowers the whole moral tone.
The Crow's Nest (1921)
The chief lesson to be derived from the study of the past, is that it holds no simple lesson, and...the historian’s main responsibility is to prevent anyone from claiming that it does.
He saw no reason why there should be all this to-do about so simple a thing as love-making.
Madame Bovary (1857)
Since when has the world of computer software design been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.
We have all these new channels and tools to understand the world as it happens, but there’s no reliable algorithm for sorting through the morass. It used to be to read the morning paper on the way to work and read the evening paper on the way home. Now we have to invent a new personal methodology every day. And if we’re waiting for things to settle down and become simple, that’s never going to happen.
Discussing the new and old media in an interview with Maureen Dowd in New York Times article published on April 24, 2013.
Theories of evolution which, because of the philosophies which inspire them, regard the spirit either as emerging from the forces of living matter, or as a simple epiphenomenon of that matter, are incompatible with the truth about man.
Complexity must be grown from simple systems that already work.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
There is nothing which all mankind venerate and admire so much as simple truth, exempt from artifice, duplicity, and design.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
I am a very simple person. In spite of all that has happened to me, I have tried to remain the simple person I started out.
Pavarotti : My World (1995)
I believe history has a habit of repeating itself, that's for sure, but one of things I'm critical of my country on is that we don't seem to take note of the lessons that history teaches us. My country is pretty prone to everything wanting to be black and white, or red, white and blue. And in my experience of life, nothing was ever that simple. No one was dealing with the grey areas. So I decided to become a filmmaker so I could deal with that.
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell (1967-1969)
Weigh not so much what men assert, as what they prove; remembering that truth is simple and naked, and needs not invention to apparel her comeliness.
I am who I am and I know what I know. I'm a Democrat plain and simple, always have been. I'd never vote for a Republican because in my opinion they don't have what it takes to run any kind of private or public office. That's all.