Simplicity carried to the extreme becomes elegance.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci
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.
The central enemy of reliability is complexity.
Geer et al.
Simplicity — the art of maximizing the amount of work not done — is essential.
From the Agile Manifesto
Complexity has nothing to do with intelligence, simplicity does.
The computing scientist’s main challenge is not to get confused by the complexities of his own making.
E. W. Dijkstra
Simplicity is hard to build, easy to use, and hard to charge for. Complexity is easy to build, hard to use, and easy to charge for.
Increasingly, people seem to misinterpret complexity as sophistication, which is baffling—-the incomprehensible should cause suspicion rather than admiration. Possibly this trend results from a mistaken belief that using a somewhat mysterious device confers an aura of power on the user.
Controlling complexity is the essence of computer programming.