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Quotes of the Day for 17 September 2001 – Simplicity

It was a time of great names when, on this day in 879, the third son was born to Louis the Stammerer, King of the Franks. Louis died before the boy was born, and the older sons both died when the boy was five, but he was not allowed to take the throne which was grabbed by Emperor Charles the Fat. (I am not making this up.) The boy was crowned king at Reims in 893 but not widely recognized as king until 898 when he was crowned again. His reign was turbulent, for our purposes it is enough to know that he was known as King Charles the Simple. In his honor, today's quotes are on Simplicity.

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The quotes:

The process of living seems to consist in coming to realize truths so ancient and simple that, if stated, they sound like barren platitudes.
     - C. S. Lewis

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
     - Oscar Wilde

There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.
     - Alexander Pope

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
     - Albert Einstein

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.
     - Robert Orben


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