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Simplicity does not precede complexity,
by Alan Perlis

Simplicity does not precede complexity,
but follows it.
- Alan Perlis

A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
- Alan Perlis

In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.
- Alan Perlis

In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is
a living definition of the word "frustration".
- Alan Perlis

 

If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
- Alan Perlis

I think it is inevitable that people program poorly.
Training will not substantially help matters.
We have to learn to live with it.
- Alan Perlis

If a listener nods his head when you're explaining your program,
wake him up.
- Alan Perlis

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In English every word can be verbed.
Would that it were so in our programming languages.
- Alan Perlis

Don't have good ideas if you aren't willing to be responsible for them.
- Alan Perlis

It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.
- Alan Perlis

Every program has two purposes: The one for which it
was written and another for which it wasn't.
- Alan Perlis

A programming language is low level when its programs
require attention to the irrelevant.
- Alan Perlis

There are two ways to write error-free programs;
only the third one works.
- Alan Perlis

The computing field is always in need of new cliches.
- Alan Perlis

Is it possible that software is not like anything else,
that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point
is to always see it as a soap bubble?
- Alan Perlis

A picture is worth 10K words - but only those to describe the picture.
Hardly any sets of 10K words can be adequately described with pictures.
- Alan Perlis

LISP programmers know the value of everything and the cost of nothing.
- Alan Perlis

We toast the Lisp programmer who pens his thoughts
within nests of parentheses.
- Alan Perlis

Some programming languages manage to absorb change,
but withstand progress.
- Alan Perlis

It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.
- Alan Perlis

Fools ignore complexity.
Pragmatists suffer it.
Some can avoid it.
Geniuses remove it.
- Alan Perlis

Computer Science is embarrassed by the computer.
- Alan Perlis

If you have a procedure with 10 parameters,
you probably missed some.
- Alan Perlis

The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.
- Alan Perlis

You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting
his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN.
- Alan Perlis

One man's constant is another man's variable.
- Alan Perlis

It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program.
What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline,
organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail,
and learning to be self critical.
- Alan Perlis

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He is richest who is content with the least.
- Socrates

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity,
reduce selfishness, have few desires.
- Lao Tzu

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

Whoever does not regard what he has
as most ample wealth, is unhappy,
though he be master of the world.
- Epictetus

The best things in life are free.
- Anonymous

Most of the fundamental ideas of science
are essentially simple,
and may, as a rule, be expressed
in a language comprehensible to everyone.
- Albert Einstein

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.
- Amelia Barr

Less is more.
- Pierre Seghir

Be content with what you have,
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
- Lao Tzu

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

The really great secret - Happiness is free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

To live a pure unselfish life,
one must count nothing as one's own
in the midst of abundance.
- The Buddha

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
- Henry David Thoreau

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
- Lao Tzu

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

Every increased possession
loads us with a new weariness.
- John Ruskin

He who knows that enough is enough
will always have enough.
- Lao Tzu

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

Eat to live, and not live to eat.
- Benjamin Franklin

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

A little simplification would be
the first step toward rational living.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
- Lao-Tzu

It is neither wealth nor splendor;
but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson

Those who own much have much to fear.
- Rabindranath Tagore


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