Brevity Quotes

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.-- Hosea Ballou

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

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

Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.-- Marcus T. Cicero

Never be so brief as to become obscure.-- Tryon Edwards

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

Good things, when short, are twice as good.-- Baltasar Gracian

It wasn't by accident that the Gettysburg address was so short. The laws of prose writing are as immutable as those of flight, of mathematics, of physics.-- Ernest Hemingway

I strive to be brief, and I become obscure.—Horace

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.-- Thomas Jefferson

It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar -- that I call an achievement.-- Georg C. Lichtenberg

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

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences; what others say in a whole book.-- Friedrich Nietzsche

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

I will be brief. Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali, who gave the world's shortest speech. He said I will be so brief I have already finished, and he sat down.- Edward O. Wilson

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

Brevity is a great charm of eloquence. - Marcus Cicero

Brevity is the soul of lingerie. - Dorothy Parker

Brevity is the soul of wit, and tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes. - William Shakespear