— Carol Ann Duffy British writer and professor of contemporary poetry 1955
„Usually, a discovery is not made in the easiest but on a complicated way; the simple cases show up only later.“
Gewönlich wird eine Entdeckung nicht auf den einfachsten, sondern auf einem komplizierten Wege gemacht; die einfachen Fälle zeigen sich erst später.
„"If only I had more money" is the easiest way to postpone the intense self-examination and decision-making necessary to create a life of enjoyment - now and not later.“
— Timothy Ferriss American author, entrepreneur, angel investor and public speaker 1977
„There are unique opportunities for differentiating yourself from competition. By the way, they don’t come along every day. And usually, they show up in a crisis.“
— Mark Hurd American businessman, philanthropist and CEO of Oracle 1957
Interview with Forbes: "Oracle's Mark Hurd: Innovation, Savings Make Cloud Transition 'Inevitable'" https://www.forbes.com/sites/oracle/2016/09/15/oracles-mark-hurd-innovation-savings-make-cloud-transition-inevitable/ (15 September 2016)
„Science talks about very simple things, and asks hard questions about them. As soon as things become too complex, science can't deal with them… But it's a complicated matter: Science studies what's at the edge of understanding, and what's at the edge of understanding is usually fairly simple. And it rarely reaches human affairs. Human affairs are way too complicated. In fact even understanding insects is an extremely complicated problem in the sciences. So the actual sciences tell us virtually nothing about human affairs.“
— Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928
Science in the Dock, Discussion with Noam Chomsky, Lawrence Krauss & Sean M. Carroll (2011),
„She dealt with moral problems the way a cleaver deals with meat: and in this case she had made up her mind.“
— James Joyce Irish novelist and poet 1882 - 1941
"The Boarding House"
„This book on simple food is vegetarian, of course. It is the simplest, cleanest, easiest way to eat. I take it for granted that to live on plants and fruits, seeds and nuts is the way for rational, kindly and perceptive people to live.“
— Helen Nearing American writer 1904 - 1995
„The barrenness of sand, as it is usually pictured, was not caused by simple dryness, but apparently was due to the ceaseless movement that made it inhospitable to all living things. What a difference compared with the dreary way human beings clung together year in year out.“
— Kóbó Abe Japanese writer, playwright, photographer and inventor 1924 - 1993
Part 1, Ch. 2
„While the easiest way in metaphysics is to condemn all metaphysics as nonsense, the easiest way in morals is to elevate the common practice of the community into a moral absolute.“
— Daniel J. Boorstin American historian 1914 - 2004
Ch. 3, The Physiology of Thought and Morals, Introduction, p. 111.
„Want is one only of five giants on the road of reconstruction and in some ways the easiest to attack. The others are Disease, Ignorance, Squalor and Idleness.“
— William Beveridge Economist and social reformer 1879 - 1963
Context: Organisation of social insurance should be treated as one part only of a comprehensive policy of social progress. Social insurance fully developed may provide income security; it is an attack upon Want. But Want is one only of five giants on the road of reconstruction and in some ways the easiest to attack. The others are Disease, Ignorance, Squalor and Idleness. Pt. 1, 8
— Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popular … 1920 - 1992
Section 3, Chapter 10, p. 236
„College education tends to make simple things complicated and hard to understand. What we should do is to teach our children the most essential and simple principles of life and ways to handle problems.“
— Zheng Yuanjie Chiese writer 1955
Zheng Yuanjie (2004) in: "Zheng Yuanjie's 19 years in fairy tales" on chinadaily.com.cn, May 10, 2004 ( online http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-05/10/content_329434.htm).
„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.“
— C. A. R. Hoare British computer scientist 1934
Context: 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. It demands the same skill, devotion, insight, and even inspiration as the discovery of the simple physical laws which underlie the complex phenomena of nature.
„Since reasoning, or inference, the principal subject of logic, is an operation which usually takes place by means of words, and in complicated cases can take place in no other way: those who have not a thorough insight into both the signification and purpose of words, will be under chances, amounting almost to certainty, of reasoning or inferring incorrectly.“
— John Stuart Mill British philosopher and political economist 1806 - 1873
p. 11: Cited in Gaines (1976) "Foundations of fuzzy reasoning" in: International Journal of Man-Machine Studies 8(6), p. 623
„Simple as it seems, it was a great discovery that the key of knowledge could turn both ways, that it could open, as well as lock, the door of power to the many.“
— James Russell Lowell American poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819 - 1891