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On Simplicity

   The most agreeable of all companions is a simple, frank man, 
   without any high pretensions to an oppressive greatness --- one 
   who loves life, and understands the use of it;  obliging alike 
   at all hours;  above all, of a golden temper, and steadfast as 
   an anchor.  For such a one we gladly exchange the greatest 
   genius, the most brilliant wit, the profoundest thinker.    

   Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound 

   In character, in manners, in style, in all things, the supreme 
   excellence is simplicity.    

   Goodness and simplicity are indissolubly united.  The bad are 
   the most sophisticated, all the world over, and the good the 
                                                      H. Martineau

   The greatest truths are the simplest;  and so are the greatest 

   There is a majesty in simplicity which is far above the 
   quaintness of wit.    

   Elegance of language may not be in the power of all of us; but 
   simplicity and straightforwardness are.  Write much as you 
   speak; speak as you think.  If with your inferiors, speak no 
   coarser than usual; if with your superiors, no finer.  Be what 
   you say; and, within the rules of prudence, say what you are.


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