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William of Ockham (1288 - 1348)
Frustra fit per plura, quod fieri potest per pauciora.
It is vain to do with more what can be done with less.
Essentia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.
Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily.
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