„Everything in war is simple, but the simplest thing is difficult.“

—  Karl von Clausewitz, livro On War

On War (1832), Book 1

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1780 - 1831

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„If you make everything difficult, the really hard things seem less so.“

—  Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821

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„Why was it everything was always so goddam complicated? Even the simplest things was so goddam complicated when you come to doing them.“

—  James Jones, livro From Here to Eternity

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Contexto: Why was it everything was always so goddam complicated? Even the simplest things was so goddam complicated when you come to doing them.

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„The aim of science is to make difficult things understandable in a simpler way; the aim of poetry is to state simple things in an incomprehensible way. The two are incompatible.“

—  Paul Dirac theoretical physicist 1902 - 1984

As quoted in Dirac: A Scientific Biography (1990), by Helge Kragh, p. 258
Fonte: [Kragh, Helge, Dirac: A Scientific Biography, https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=zXm1Bso1VREC&pg=PA258&lpg=PA258&dq=%22The+aim+of+science+is+to+make+difficult+things+understandable+in+a+simpler+way;+the+aim+of+poetry+is+to+state+simple+things+in+an+incomprehensible+way.+The+two+are+incompatible%22&source=bl&ots=OLeGFpZGCh&sig=VRga1I7FVl9UBpXi_oAq_-8u_ls&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjBwLbbwdvVAhXIIMAKHZ_pCZQQ6AEIOTAD#v=onepage&q=%22The%20aim%20of%20science%20is%20to%20make%20difficult%20things%20understandable%20in%20a%20simpler%20way%3B%20the%20aim%20of%20poetry%20is%20to%20state%20simple%20things%20in%20an%20incomprehensible%20way.%20The%20two%20are%20incompatible%22&f=false, March 30, 1990, 258, December 6, 2017]

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„Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and difficult as that.“

—  Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983

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„I like a thing simple but it must be simple through complication. Everything must come into your scheme, otherwise you cannot achieve real simplicity.“

—  Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946

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„There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult—to begin a war and to end it.“

—  Alexis De Tocqueville, livro Da Democracia na América

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„In the simplest terms the question who or what caused the Second World War can be answered in two words: Adolf Hitler.“

—  Eric Hobsbawm, livro The Age of Extremes

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