A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on belief, facts, heart, meaning, problems, and simplicity

If on the other hand he went to pay his respects to The Door and it wasn't there . . . what then? The answer, of course, was very simple. He had a whole board of circuits for dealing with exactly this problem, in fact this was the very heart of his function. He would continue to believe in it whatever the facts turned out to be, what else was the meaning of Belief? The Door would still be there, even if the Door was not.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: spoken by Dirk Gently, Dirk Gently: Holistic Detective Agency

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A Quote by Doris Janzen Longacre on creativity, life, simplicity, and trouble

The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple.

Doris Janzen Longacre

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A Quote by David Hilbert on certainty, mathematics, rules, and simplicity

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.

David Hilbert (1862 - 1943)

Source: N. Rose Mathematical Maxims and Minims, Raleigh NC: Rome Press Inc., 1988.

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A Quote by Dave Barry on achievement, adaptability, america, company, day, design, electricity, inventions, simplicity, and time

Edison's greatest achievement came in 1879, when he invented the electric company. Edison's design was a brilliant adaptation of the simple electrical circuit: the electric company sends electricity through a wire to a customer, then immediately gets the electricity back through another wire, then (this is the brilliant part) sends it right back to the customer again. This means that an electric company can sell a customer the same batch of electricity thousands of times a day and never get caught...the last year any new electricity was generated in the United States was 1937; the electric companies have been merely re-selling it ever since, which is why they have so much free time to apply for rate increases.

Dave Barry (1947 -)

Source: “What is Electricity?”

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A Quote by Dallin H. Oaks on church, duty, education, eternity, god, knowledge, learning, mind, motives, questions, service, simplicity, spirit, and teaching

Motive is also important in our quest for knowledge and in the questioning that accompanies it. In commenting on our duty to educate for eternity, Eugene England writes: Teaching or learning - with the Spirit of God simply means (though it is not simple) that we are doing so with an eye single to eternal, not worldly, values, with an eye single to lasting development of the mind and spirit and to useful service to others, especially to aid in their lasting development of mind and spirit. -Why the Church is as True as the Gospel, Bookcraft, 1986, p. 86.

Dallin H. Oaks (1932 -)

Source: Dallin H. Oaks in Pure in Heart, p.26., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on kindness, religion, and simplicity

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Dalai Lama

Source: Tibetan Lamaism. Regarded as vice-regent of the Buddha & the reincarnation of the previous Lama.

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on heart, kindness, needs, philosophy, religion, and simplicity

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

Dalai Lama

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A Quote by D. V. Lindley on autobiography, belief, facts, ideas, knowledge, originality, simplicity, virtue, work, and writers

I believe that almost all important, useful ideas are simple. Peter Whittle has recently put it nicely in an autobiographical essay. "If a piece of work is heavy and complicated then it is wrong." . . . Some writers feel that to express their ideas in simple terms is degrading. Some use complexity to disguise the paucity of their material. In fact, simplicity is a virtue and when, as here, it is both original and useful, it can represent a real advance in knowledge.

D. V. Lindley

Source: "Simplicity", RSS News, April 1995, page 1

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A Quote by Curnonsky on cooking, perfection, and simplicity

In cooking, as in all the arts, simplicity is the sign of perfection.


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A Quote by Confucius on character, consequences, courage, goodness, knowledge, learning, love, principles, and simplicity

Love of goodness without love of learning degenerates into simple-mindedness. Love of knowledge without love of learning degenerates into utter lack of principle. Love of faithfulness without love of learning degenerates into injurious disregard of consequences. Love of uprightness without love of learning degenerates into harshness. Love of courage without love of learning degenerates into insubordination. Love of strong character without love of learning degenerates into mere recklessness.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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