simplicity

A Quote by Ben Jonson on art, grace, heart, and simplicity

Give me a look, give me a face, That makes simplicity a grace Robes loosely flowing, hair as free Such sweet neglect more taketh me Than all the adulteries of art: They strike mine eyes, but not my heart.

Ben Jonson

Source: Epicene; or, The Silent Woman, 1609, act I, sc. i

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A Quote by Bartolomé de Las Casas on ambition, animals, belief, christianity, citizenship, concern, conquest, diet, experience, facts, god, greed, heaven, knowledge, murder, people, reason, simplicity, soul, truth, and violence

No "revisionist" historian of recent decades has excoriated the Spanish Conquest more thoroughly than Bartolomé de Las Casas, a contemporary of Columbus and the first priest to be ordained in the Americas: "The reason the Christians have murdered on such a vast scale and killed anyone and everyone in their way is purely and simply greed. . . . Their insatiable greed and overweening ambition know no bounds; the land is fertile and rich, the inhabitants simple, forbearing and submissive. The Spaniards have shown not the slightest consideration for these people, treating them (and I speak from first-hand experience, having been there from the outset) not as brute animals - indeed, I would to God they had done and had shown them the consideration they afford their animals - so much as piles of dung in the middle of the road. They have had as little concern for their souls as for their bodies, all the millions that perished having gone to their deaths with no knowledge of God and without the benefit of the Sacraments. One fact in all this is widely known and beyond dispute, for even the tyrannical murderers themselves acknowledge the truth of it: the indigenous peoples never did the Europeans any harm whatever; on the contrary, they believed them to have descended from the heavens, at least until they or their fellow citizens had tasted, at the hands of these oppressors, a diet of robbery, murder, violence, and all other manner of trials and tribulations."

Bartolome de Las Casas (1474 - 1566)

Source: Historia de las Indias, written 1550-1563

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A Quote by Barbara Pierce Bush on acting, change, children, endings, family, home, learning, libraries, opportunity, questions, reading, simplicity, time, and words

Barbara Bush's Family Reading Tips 1. Establish a routine for reading aloud. 2. Make reading together a special time. 3. Try these simple ways to enrich reading aloud with your children: --Move your finger under the words as you read. --Let your child help turn the pages. --Take turns reading words, sentences or pages. --Pause and ask open-ended questions such as, "How would you feel if you were that person?" or "What do you think might happen next?" --Look at the illustrations and talk about them. --Change your voice as you read different characters' words. Let your child make up voices. --Keep stories alive by acting them out. 4. Ask others who take care of your children to read aloud. 5. Visit the library regularly. 6. Let your children see you reading. 7. Read all kinds of things together. 8. Fill your home with opportunities for reading. 9. Keep reading aloud even after your children learn to read.

Barbara Bush (1925 -)

Source: The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

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A Quote by Aristotle on audiences, education, popularity, simplicity, uneducated, and audienceeffective

It is this simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Rhetoric, P. 90

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A Quote by Aristotle on audiences, education, popularity, and simplicity

It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Rhetoric

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on anecdotes, biography, men, simplicity, thought, and women

Like many rich men, he thought in anecdotes; like many simple women, she thought in terms of biography.

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by Anita Brookner on books, justice, life, and simplicity

The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.

Anita Brookner (1938 -)

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A Quote by André Maurois on conversation, improvement, simplicity, value, and words

The value of the average conversation could be enormously improved by the constant use of four simple words: "I do not know."

Andre Maurois (1885 - 1967)

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A Quote by Amos Tversky on errors, problems, and simplicity

Whenever there is a simple error that most laymen fall for, there is always a slightly more sophisticated version of the same problem that experts fall for.

Amos Tversky

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on diet, schools, and simplicity

Cannibal, n. A gastronome of the old school who preserves the simple tastes and adheres to the natural diet of the pre-pork period.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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