Literature is the human activity that takes the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty. - Lionel Trilling
The character of God is an unchanging Northstar five which to find our way through a world of moral complexity. - Kirby Anderson
When we are able to do something so easily, we regard such thing as simplicity; but simplicity is complexity. Withing the things which are simple lay the things which are complex and within the things which are complex, lay the things which are simple - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Rome is a broken mirror, the falling straps of a dress, a puzzle of astonishing complexity. It is an iceberg floating below our terrace, all its ballasts hidden beneath the surface. - Anthony Doerr
The great enemy of communication, we find, is the illusion of it. We have talked enough; but we have not listened. And by not listening we have failed to concede the immense complexity of our society—and thus the great gaps between ourselves and those with whom we seek understanding. - William H. Whyte
If I were given a choice, I would stand by Eve and eat that forbidden apple once again. Why? I know there is beauty and meaning and significance in the complexity of our lives on earth. Otherwise, we are just animals. I prefer us to be human. - J.D. Radke
Wonder is what sets us apart from other life forms. No other species wonders about the meaning of existence or the complexity of the universe or themselves. - Herbert W. Boyer
There's one country that can be trusted to understand the complexity of history, it's Nigeria. - Saminu Kanti
Whatever path we take, the first step is to acknowledge the complexity of the dilemma and to accept that simplistically dividing the past into good guys and bad guys leads nowhere. Unless, of course, we are willing to admit that we usually follow the lead of the bad guys. - Yuval Noah Harari
Our archives are treasure troves - a testament to many lives lived and the complexity of the way we move forward. They contain clues to the real concerns of day-to-day life that bring the past alive. - Sara Sheridan
Simplicity may be simple, but like complexity it requires linguistic precision, and may therefore call for relatively obscure expressions at times. - John White
...the [mental] organization of grammar [is] a case where complexity in the mind is not caused by learning; learning is caused by complexity in the mind. - Steven Pinker
The most extensive computation known has been conducted over the last billion years on a planet-wide scale: it is the evolution of life. The power of this computation is illustrated by the complexity and beauty of its crowning achievement, the human brain.
When we make assumptions, we contribute to the complexity rather than the simplicity of a problem, making it more difficult to solve.
Men are perplexed by the complexity of life;angels are perplexed by the folly of men. - Matshona Dhliwayo
There is no such thing as objectivity. We are all just interpreting signals from the universe and trying to make sense of them. Dim, shaky, weak, static-y little signals that only hint at the complexity of a universe we cannot begin to understand. - Bones The Doctor in the Photo
When people complain of your complexity, they fail to remember that they made fun of your simplicity. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Human emotions have deep evolutionary roots, a fact that may explain their complexity and provide tools for clinical practice.The Nature of Emotions (2001) - Robert Plutchik
There is no 'the truth,' 'a truth'--truth is not one thing, or even a system. It is an increasing complexity. - Adrienne Rich
Simplicity takes time, patience & practice. Complexity offers too many excuses for failure - Dean Cavanagh
Her complexity is a glorious fire that consumes, while her simplicity goes unapproachable. But if one takes time to understand her, there is something beautiful to find, something simple to be loved. But she goes unloved, for being misunderstood. - Anthony Liccione
An apprentice carpenter may want only a hammer and saw, but a master craftsman employs many precision tools. Computer programming likewise requires sophisticated tools to cope with the complexity of real applications, and only practice with these tools will build skill in their use.
Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity.
The answer to growing complexity in the social sphere is renewed efforts at participation by each one of us, or else a progressive decline of inert and unquestioning masses submitting to government by an elite which will have little regard for the ultimate interest of the common man. - Gordon W. Allport
And once again Mr. Sherlock Holmes is free to devote his life to examining those interesting little problems which the complexity of human life so pletifuly presents.
I prefer complexity to certainty, cheerful mysteries to sullen facts.
A good story or a book is all about it's power to hold it's readers still till the very last word of it's climax - complexity in language, dialogues, descriptions, everything else is secondary! - Mehek Bassi
As technology advances in complexity and scope, fear becomes more primitive. - Don DeLillo
Face the complexity involved in making ethical choices. - Linda Fisher Thornton
Your perception is your habitual perspective. The way you consciously choose to see life on a regular basis. The moment that you are aware of your perspective and detach to see things from a different point of view (Even SLIGHTLY) is the moment that your entire complexity from within you changes. - Matthew Donnelly
Stop trying to change reality by eliminating complexity. - David Whyte
Complexity in life is to do with coming out of comfort zone, taking no risk is risk of all you take. Strive for more, either you end up with victory or a lesson to victory! - Praveen Chenna
The simplicity of existence is that it is. The complexity of existence is that it is not. - Réné Gaudette
That it should be the questions and shape of a life, its total complexity gathered, arranged, and considered, which matters in the end, not some stamp of salvation or damnation that disperses all the complexity into some unsatisfying little decision - the balancing of scales... - Tony Kushner
When we are able to do something so easily, we regard such thing as simple; but simplicity is complexity. Withing the things which are simple lay the things which are complex and within the things which are complex, lay the things which are simple - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah y
Cultures produce myths because they satisfy a deep-rooted human need: the need to make sense of life. Myths are appealing because they reduce the complexity of experience, by making things seem simple and absolute; myths define popular realities which are accepted readily, even uncritically. - Matthew Screech
Everyone is a lonely victim of life's complexity. - Ted Dekker
Creativity isn't meant to introduce complexity it is expected to add simplicity. - Amit Kalantri
The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity. - Richard Dawkins
Life has its beauty in its simplicity. Ugliness raises her head with complexity. - Debasish Mridha
The complexity of your earthly array is not a guarantee for a truimphant eternity. The fact is that you need a simple life to go to heaven; not an excessively glittering body, shiny lips and charming face. - Israelmore Ayivor
I can no more understand the totality of God than the pancake I made for breakfast understands the complexity of me - Donald Miller
In an age of complexity, it is not easy to live a simple life or to practice simplicity. - Debasish Mridha
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. - Gary Hopkins