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

He replies nothing but monosyllables. I believe he would make three bites of a cherry. (Quote by - Rabelais, Pantagruel)

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what other men say in whole books - what other men do not say in whole books. (Quote by - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche)

Brevity is the soul of wit. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in few words. (Quote by - Bible)

My great-grandfather used to say to his wife, my great-grandmother, who in turn told her daughter, my grandmother, who repeated it to her daughter, my mother, who used to remind her daughter, my own sister, that to talk well and eloquently was a very great art, but that an equally great one was to know the right moment to stop. (Quote by - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator. (Quote by - Marcus Tullius Cicero)

The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter. (Quote by - Blaise Pascal)

If you can't write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don't have a clear idea. (Quote by - David Belasco)

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

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. (Quote by - Sydney Smith)

God helps the brave. (Quote by - Friedrich von Schiller)

Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there. (Quote by - Branch Rickey)

If any man will draw up his case, and put his name at the foot of the first page, I will give him an immediate reply. Where he compels me to turn over the sheet, he must wait my leisure. (Quote by - Lord Sandwich)

Brevity may be the soul of wit, but not when someone's saying "I love you." (Quote by - Judith Viorst)

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

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction. (Quote by - Hosea Ballou)

The more you say, the less people remember. The fewer the words, the greater the profit. (Quote by - Francois Fenelon)

The fewer the words, the better the prayer. (Quote by - Martin Luther)

The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy. (Quote by - William Penn)

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

In good prose (says Schlegel) every word should be underlined! that is, every word should be the right one; and then no one would be righter than another. There are no italics in Plato. (Quote by - Augustus William Hare)

Brevity is the soul of lingerie. (Quote by - Dorothy Parker)

Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much. (Quote by - John Wayne)

If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought. (Quote by - Dennis Roth)


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