If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; if an hour, I am ready now.
I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.
The more you say, the less people remember.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Brevity in writing is the best insurance for its perusal.
Aiming at brevity, I become obscure.
Brevity is the soul of wit.
Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.
There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.
Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.
If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought.
True brevity of expression consists in a man only saying what is worth saying, while avoiding all diffuse explanations of things which every one can think out for himself.
Good things, when short, are twice as good.
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.
it wasn't by accident that the Gettysburg address was so short.
Writing is 1 percent inspiration, and 99 percent elimination.
Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.
Like all sweet dreams, it will be brief, but brevity makes sweetness, doesn't it?
Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
No weapons are more potent than brevity and simplicity.
The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs,
which are brief and pithy.
Brevity is the soul of lingerie.
My liege, and madam, to expostulate What majesty should be, what duty is, Why day is day, night night, and time is time, Were nothing but to waste night, day and time. Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief.
Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there.
This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures.
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