I only achieve simplicity with enormous effort.

The Hour of the Star
The simplification of anything is always sensational
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way
The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply
Genuine simplicity of heart is a healing and cementing principle
Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler
During the great storms of our lives we imitate those captains who jettison their weightiest cargo
Everything is simpler than you think and at the same time more complex than you imagine
How many undervalue the power of simplicity! But it is the real key to the heart.


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."