Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
Abandon the urge to simplify everything, to look for formulas and easy answers, and to begin to think multidimensionally, to glory in the mystery and paradoxes of life, not to be dismayed by the multitude of causes and consequences that are inherent in each experience -- to appreciate the fact that life is complex.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Man is not born to solve the problem of the universe, but to find out what he has to do; and to restrain himself within the limits of his comprehension.
Sufficiently simple natural structures are predictable but uncontrollable, whereas sufficiently complex symbolic descriptions are controllable but unpredictable.
To love is to think. And I almost forget to feel only from thinking about her. I don’t know what I want at all, even from her, and I don’t think about anything but her. I have a great animated distraction. When I want to meet her, I almost feel like not meeting her, So I don’t have to leave her afterwards. And I prefer thinking about her, because it’s like I’m afraid of her. I don’t know what I want at all, and I don’t want to know what I want. All I want to do is think about her. I’m asking nothing of nobody, not even her, except to think.
Cleverness isn't always true nor is the truth always clever.
All things remarkable are surprisingly simple; albeit difficult to find.
We're very familiar with the idea that some things are so complex they're beyond our comprehension. This not only keeps us solving and experimenting but also distracted. Many things are really so simple we can't see them under our big noses.
People often associate complexity with deeper meaning, when often after precious time has been lost, it is realized that simplicity is the key to everything.
We are losing the ability to understand anything that's even vaguely complex.
It's simple, it's not that simple; or life is simple, but the things in it are not. When a man does not understand it, he tends to inflate it. When he does, he tends to deflate it. In the end, neither images are fully accurate.
Transforming the complex to the simple is pure genius.
The best way to determine the Values you will enforce in your business is to clarify your personal values.
Your mission or purpose is like a magnet that keeps you moving is a well established direction
If our brains were simple enough for us to understand them, we'd be so simple that we couldn't.
Today the network of relationships linking the human race to itself and to the rest of the biosphere is so complex that all aspects affect all others to an extraordinary degree. Someone should be studying the whole system, however crudely that has to be done, because no gluing together of partial studies of a complex nonlinear system can give a good idea of the behavior of the whole.
In the deeps are the violence and terror of which psychology has warned us. But if you ride these monsters deeper down, if you drop with them farther over the world's rim, you find what our sciences cannot locate or name, the substrate, the ocean or matrix or ether which buoys the rest, which gives goodness its power for good, and evil its power for evil, the unified field: our complex and inexplicable caring for each other, and for our life together here. This is given. It is not learned.
Juhumuutlikkus tähendab seda, et tavalise matemaatilise statistika reeglid ei tööta. Näiteks kui lugeda, et tänaval vastu tuleva inimese sugu on juhuslik sõltumatu sündmus, siis kui me kohtaks igas sekundis kümmet inimest, kuluks saja järjestikuse mehe ootamiseks 200 miljardit korda kauem, kui on Universumi vanus. Ometi pole selle sündmuse realiseerumine sõjaväeparaadil mingi probleem.