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Quotes of the Day for 17 September 2003 – Simplicity

In days of old, they really knew how to name their leaders. On this day in 879, the third son was born to Louis the Stammerer, King of the Franks. Louis had 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, as Dave Barry would say.) 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:

When the solution is simple, God is answering.
     - Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955

There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit.
     - Alexander Pope, 1688 - 1744

Seek simplicity but distrust it.
     - Alfred North Whitehead, 1861 - 1947

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.
     - Charles Mingus

If my heart can become pure and simple like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this.
     - Kitaro Nishida

Whenever there is a simple error that most laymen fall for, there is always a slightly more sophisticated version of the same problem that experts fall for.
     - Amos Tversky


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