„Decentralized systems are the quintessential patrons of simplicity. They allow complexity to rise to a level at which it is sustainable, and no higher.“

Quelle: In Defense of Chaos: The Chaology of Politics, Economics and Human Action, (2013), p. 221

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„The beauty of physics lies in the extent to which seemingly complex and unrelated phenomena can be explained and correlated through a high level of abstraction by a set of laws which are amazing in their simplicity.“

—  Melvin Schwartz American experimental physicist 1932 - 2006

in Electromagnetism and Its Relation to Relativity, chapter 3 of his book [Principles of electrodynamics, Courier Dover Publications, 1987, 0486654931, 105]

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„Systems at each level of integration function as wholes with respect to their parts and parts with respect to higher level wholes.“

—  Ervin László Hungarian musician and philosopher 1932

Quelle: Introduction to Systems Philosophy (1972), p. 67.

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„“The term (system-of-systems) is being applied to the creation of new systems by bringing together existing operational systems under a single umbrella and, presumably, creating or adapting links and interactions between the operational systems, which become subsystems of the higher level umbrella system.”“

—  Derek Hitchins British systems engineer 1935

Quelle: Advanced Systems Thinking, Engineering and Management (2003), p. 80 as cited in: Jung-Ho Lewe (2005) An Integrated Decision-Making Framework for Transportation Architectures https://smartech.gatech.edu/jspui/bitstream/1853/6918/1/Jung-Ho_Lewe_200505_phd.pdf. p.

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„Where'er a noble deed is wrought,
Where'er is spoken a noble thought,
Our hearts in glad surprise
To higher levels rise.“

—  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Santa Filomena

Santa Filomena.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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„The only simplicity for which I would give a straw is that which is on the other side of the complex — not that which never has divined it.“

—  Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. United States Supreme Court justice 1841 - 1935

"Holmes-Pollock Letters : The Correspondence of Mr. Justice Holmes and Sir Frederick Pollock, 1874-1932" (2nd ed., 1961), p. 109.
Often quoted as "I wouldn't give a fig for the simplicity on this side of complexity; I would give my right arm for the simplicity on the far side of complexity" and attributed to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr..
1930s

„31: Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.“

—  Alan Perlis, Epigrams on Programming

Epigrams on Programming, 1982

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„Complex things are easy to do. Simplicity's the real challenge.“

—  Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County

Quelle: The Bridges of Madison County

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