Tag: Simplicity (home)

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.

permalink source: Groucho Marx
tags: Humor, Simplicity

If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought.

permalink source: Dennis Roch
tags: Clarity, Communication, Silence, Simplicity

Inside every large problem is a small problem struggling to get out.

permalink source: Anonymous
tags: Problems, Solutions, Simplicity

There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.

permalink source: C.A.R. Hoare C.A.R. Hoare
tags: Clarity, Simplicity, Programming

Peter F. Drucker: (on what are the most important lessons he's learned) ----------------- I hope you don't mind if I give you four lessons. - The first one, I call Harry Truman's maxim. Which I heard him say many times. "If it has to be explained, it won't work." It will only work if it's so simple that everybody says it's obvious. - And second, say 'please' and 'thank you,' manners matter. They are the lubricating oil of human intercourse. They make it possible for people to work with one another. - Third, one that applies to me, as a professional writer, but it applies to anybody. If a sentence doesn't gel, don't rewrite it. It's not that the sentence is not right, your thoughts are not clear or not thought through. - And finally, never ask who's right. Start out by asking what is right. And you find that out by listening to dissenting, disagreeing opinions. Those are the four most important things I learned.

permalink source: Peter Drucker @ the Drucker Foundation Fall 2000 Conference
tags: Leadership, Decisions, Simplicity, Planning

We are not only to renounce evil, but to manifest the truth. We tell people the world is vain; let our lives manifest that it is so. We tell them that our home is above and that all these things are transitory. Does our dwelling look like it? O to live consistent lives!

permalink source: J. Hudson Taylor (1832-1905)
tags: Simplicity, Culture, Ambassador

The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order. -

permalink source: Jean Cocteau, writer, artist, and filmmaker as seen in AWADmail Issue 46 September 9, 2001
tags: Simplicity, Complexity