Quotes by authors, poets, comedians, public figures etc. that embody how I work and what I understand Tech Minimalism to be about.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

Albert Einstein

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

Alexander Pope

All lasting business is built on friendship.

Alfred Montapert

No one has ever become poor by giving.

Anne Frank

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.


The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.

Aristotle Onassis

Problems are the price you pay for progress.

Branch Rickey

There is no more B2B or B2C: It’s Human to Human, H2H.

Bryan Kramer

Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.

C.W. Ceram

Simplicity is the essence of happiness.

Cedric Bledsoe

Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.

Coco Chanel

The complex develops out of the simple.

Colin Wilson

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.


Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.


Never underestimate the power of a simple tool.

Craig Bruce

Anything simple always interests me.

David Hockney

Good design is as little design as possible.

Dieter Rams

You should trust any man in his own art provided he is skilled in it.

Edward Coke

If you pay peanuts you will get monkeys.

English proverb

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.

Ernest Hemingway

Good design should be honest.

Ferdinand Porsche

No man is a success in business unless he loves his work.

Florence Scovel Shinn

Never use a long word where a short one will do.

George Orwell

I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business.

Harvey Firestone

Thought, not money, is the real business capital.

Harvey Firestone

Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.

Henry David Thoreau

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.

Henry Ford

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.

Henry Ford

In all the things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

No one has a greater asset for his business than a man's pride in his work.

Hosea Ballou

People forget how fast you did a job, they remember how well you did it.

James Howard Newton

Style is a simple way of saying very complicated things.

Jean Cocteau

Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of intelligent effort.

John Ruskin

The best solutions are often simple, yet unexpected.

Julian Casablancas

He who doesn't trust enough, will not be trusted.

Lao Tzu

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Leonardo da Vinci

Less is more.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Honesty is the best policy, when there is money in it.

Mark Twain

The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

Mark Twain

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

Marthe Troly-Curtin

I simply do not distinguish between work and play.

Mary Oliver

The richest persons are those who give most in service to others.

Napoleon Hill

Like all magnificent things, it's very simple.

Natalie Babbitt

It always seems impossible until it's done.

Nelson Mandela

Good work ain't cheap. Cheap work ain't good.

Norman Keith Collins

I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.

Oscar Wilde

Be Yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

Oscar Wilde

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

Impossible is just an opinion.

Paulo Coelho

The best advertising is done by satisfied customers.

Philip Kotler

Quick fixes are not real fixes.

Randy Milanovic

If you think it's expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur.

Red Adair

The simplest things are often the truest.

Richard Bach

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.

Richard Bach

Would you want to do business with a person who was 99% honest?.

Sidney Madwed

Simplicity is an exact medium between too little and too much.

Sir Joshua Reynolds

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

Steve Jobs

Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window.

Steve Wozniak

If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed.

Sylvia Plath

Happiness is very simple and minimal.


It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.

Tom Brokaw

Know that everything is in perfect order whether you understand it or not.

Valery Satterwhite

How difficult it is to be simple.

Vincent van Gogh

Beware of geeks bearing formulas.

Warren Buffett

Always take the high road, it's far less crowded.

Warren Buffett

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

Warren Buffett

Beware of the person who can't be bothered by details.

William Feather

Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.

Woody Gutherie

Let's stay in touch

No lead magnets. No sales emails. I'm not even trying to convince you to join my email list. But, you sure will learn new things if you're on it!

100% spam free. Unsubscribe anytime.