simplicity

A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on glory, god, men, nature, perception, secrets, and simplicity

Generally he perceived in men of devout simplicity this opinion: that the secrets of nature were the secrets of God, part of that glory into which man is not to press too boldly.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Ezra Taft Benson on courage, fatherhood, government, nations, opposites, people, philosophy, simplicity, and support

That government is best which governs the least, so taught the courageous founders of this nation. This simple declaration is diametrically opposed to the all too common philosophy that the government should protect and support one from the cradle to the grave. The policy of the Founding Fathers has made our people and our nation strong. The opposite leads inevitably to moral decay.

Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)

Source: at BYU, February 28,1962

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on death and simplicity

Man is an over-complicated organism. If he is doomed to extinction he will die out for want of simplicity.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

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A Quote by Evelyn Underhill on life, simplicity, and spirituality

A simple rule, to be followed whether one is in the light or not, gives backbone to one's spiritual life, as nothing else can.

Evelyn Underhill

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A Quote by Eugene Kennedy on friendship, life, people, sacred, and simplicity

The real test of friendship is: Can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy together those moments of life that are utterly simple? They are the moments people look back on at the end of life and number as their most sacred experiences.

Eugene Kennedy

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A Quote by Eric Temple Bell on chaos and simplicity

Wherever groups disclosed themselves, or could be introduced, simplicity crystallized out of comparative chaos.

Eric Temple Bell (1883 - 1960)

Source: Mathematics, Queen and Servant of Science, New York, 1951, p 164.

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A Quote by Eric Temple Bell on art, creativity, feeling, guidance, inspiration, mathematics, past, simplicity, and usefulness

Guided only by their feeling for symmetry, simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense of the fitness of things, creative mathematicians now, as in the past, are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than by any prospect of ultimate usefulness.

Eric Temple Bell (1883 - 1960)

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on nature, simplicity, and world

This is my letter to the World That never wrote to Me- The simple News that Nature told- With tender majesty.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: c.1862, poem no. 441, St. 1.

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on art, nature, simplicity, and wisdom

Nature is what we know - Yet have not art to say - So impotent our wisdom is To her simplicity.

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: Untitled Poem, No. 668.

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on angels, babies, gifts, gold, simplicity, and sleep

The Holy Night We sate among the stalls at Bethlehem; The dumb kine from their fodder turning them, Softened their horned faces To almost human gazes Toward the newly Born: The simple shepherds from the star-lit brooks Brought visionary looks, As yet in their astonied hearing rung The strange sweet angel-tongue: The magi of the East, in sandals worn, Knelt reverent, sweeping round, With long pale beards, their gifts upon the ground, The incense, myrrh, and gold These baby hands were impotent to hold: So let all earthlies and celestials wait Upon thy royal state. Sleep, sleep, my kingly One!

Elizabeth Browning (1806 - 1861)

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