Sunday, December 21, 2008

Brevity Quotes

If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought. ~Dennis Roth

I have made this letter longer than usual, because I lack the time to make it short.
Blaise Pascal

Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief.
William Shakespeare

There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.
Josh Billings

The fewer the words, the better the prayer.
Martin Luther

As man is now constituted, to be brief is almost a condition of being inspired.
~ George Santayana

Brevity is a great charm of eloquence
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator
~Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams--the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
Robert Southey

Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.

The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter. ~Blaise Pascal

In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style. ~Sydney Smith

Brevity quotes are short :)
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