less is more -- Mies van der Rohe
It's a simple task to make things complex, but a complex task to make things simple.
Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong. -- H. L. Mencken, from The Divine Afflatus
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated. -- Paul Anderson
In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away. -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The farther you go, the less you know. -- Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching (?)
Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
it is not how much space there is, but rather how it is used. It is not how much information there is, but rather how effectively it is organized. -- Edward Tufte
Malek's Law: Any simple idea will be worded in the most complicated way.
Clutter and confusion are failures of design, not attributes of information. -- Edward Tufte, Envisioning Information
KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid -- unknown
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. -- Albert Einstein
Occam's (Ockham's) Razor : Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily. -- William of Occam (~1285-1349)
The Poems, all three hundred of them, may be summed up in one of their phrases: "Let our thoughts be correct." -- Confucius
Simplicity does not mean want or poverty. It does not mean the absence of any decor, or absolute nudity. It only means that the decor should belong intimately to the design proper, and that anything foreign to it should be taken away. -- Paul Jacques Grillo, Form, Function, and Design
Intertwingularity is not generally acknowledged -- people keep pretending they can make things deeply hierarchical, categorizable and sequential when they can't. Everything is deeply intertwingled. -- Ted Nelson