Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Longfellow on Simplicity

I am indebted to my friend Sriram Kannan from Hong Kong who spotted this wonderful quote yesterday in FORBES 'thought for the day.'

"In character, in manners, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American Poet.

Amen and thank you Mr Longfellow - I'll drink to that!

5 comments:

spinhead said...

I've always been a fan of the concept of form follows function. Leaving out purely decorative stuff, whether it's in a physical design or a business presentation, is one of my favorite forms of simplicity.

Trevor Gay said...

We think alike Joel needless to say!

kirk said...

I wrote that one down! I think I will start every project and every meeting with that quote! Thanks for passing it on. You too Sriram!

Trevor Gay said...

Thanks Kirk - quotes can be truly inspirational and this one fits the bill!

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