You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.
To use many words to communicate few thoughts is everywhere the unmistakable sign of mediocrity. To gather much thought into few words stamps the man of genius.
Let silence be your general rule; or say only what is necessary and in few words.
If you can't explain something in a few words, try fewer.
Men of few words are the best men." (3.2.41)
Words are like spices. Too many is worse than too few.
As it is the mark of great minds to say many things in a few words, so it is that of little minds to use many words to say nothing.
With few words I shall make thee understand my soul.
I'm a woman of very few words, but lots of action.
To be of few words is natural.
It takes few words to tell the truth.
To be good, and do good, is the whole duty of man comprised in a few words.
The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
With few words, one can speak the truth.
These few words are enough
If not these few words, this breath
If not this breath, this sitting here
This opening to the life we have refused again and again
A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
The speeches to be wary of are those that begin with I'm just going to say a few words.
We never say so much as when we do not quite know what we want to say. We need few words when we have something to say, but all the words in all the dictionaries will not suffice when we have nothing to say and want desperately to say it.
Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood.
The Holy Spirit has a way of His own to say much in few words.
For life is a trumpery thing at best, isn't it? A few moments, a few words, between dark and dark. But in true love you keep company with the Gods.
Why do you weep? Did you think I was immortal?
It doesn't have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don't try to make them elaborate, this isn't a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.
The wonder of prayer is rediscovered in who we're speaking to. Prayer is a mystical event by which we get to talk to the Creator of all-the One who fashioned our world with a few words-knowing that God not only listens but answers.
Independence is earned by a few words of cheap confidence
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