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Brevity Quotes


These are some of the best 'Brevity' quotations and sayings.

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

Brevity is the soul of wit.

Brevity to writing is what charity is to all other virtues; righteousness is nothing without the one, nor authorship without the other.

Genuine good taste consists in saying much in few words, in choosing among our thoughts, in having order and arrangement in what we say, and in speaking with composure.

God helps the brave.

Have something to say; say it, and stop when you've done.

I saw one excellency within my reach - it was brevity, and I determined to obtain it.

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

Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in few words.

Never be so brief as to become obscure.

One rare, strange virtue in speeches and the secret of their mastery, is, that they are short.

Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words, or he will certainly misunderstand them.

Talk to the point, and stop when you have reached it. - Be comprehensive in all you say or write. - To fill a volume about nothing is a credit to nobody.

The fewer the words, the better the prayer.

The more you say, the less people remember. The fewer the words, the greater the profit.

The one prudence in life is concentration; the one evil is dissipation.

The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy. Collect and learn them; they are notable measures of directions for human life; you have much in little; they save time in speaking; and upon occasion may be the fullest and safest answers.

When one has no design but to speak plain truth, he may say a great deal in a very narrow compass.

When you introduce a moral lesson let it be brief.

Words are like leaves, and where they most abound, much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.