Einstein on Beauty and Simplicity

There was an aesthetic to Einstein's thinking, a sense of beauty. And one component to beauty he felt, was simplicity. He had echoed Newton's dictum "Nature is pleased with simplicity" in the creed he declared at Oxford the year he left Europe for America: "Nature is the realization of the simplest conceivable mathematical ideas."

Quoted from "Einstein. His Life and his Uniververse", by Walter Isaacson.

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