Brevity Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Antonio Porchia” float=”none” width=”100%”]The little things are what is eternal, and the rest, all the rest, is brevity, extreme brevity.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Arthur Schopenhauer” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Benjamin Disraeli” float=”none” width=”100%”]A parsimony of words prodigal of sense.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dejan Stojanovic” float=”none” width=”100%”]To write good poems is the secret of brevity.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dennis Roth” float=”none” width=”100%”]If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dorothy Parker” float=”none” width=”100%”]Brevity is the soul of lingerie.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Edsger Dijkstra” float=”none” width=”100%”]Aim for brevity while avoiding jargon.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Francois Fenelon” float=”none” width=”100%”]The more you say, the less people remember.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Friedrich Nietzsche” float=”none” width=”100%”]It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Greg Curtis” float=”none” width=”100%”]The definition of Brevity: That which people believe would be a virtue – in me![/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Hector Hugh Munro” float=”none” width=”100%”]You evidently feel that brevity is the soul of widowhood.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Horace” float=”none” width=”100%”]There is need of brevity, that the thought may run on.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Hosea Ballou” float=”none” width=”100%”]Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Isobelle Carmody” float=”none” width=”100%”]If human lives be, for their very brevity, sweet, then beast lives are sweeter still.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”James Lendall Basford” float=”none” width=”100%”]Brevities are the golden formations in the quartz of literature.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jean De La Bruyere” float=”none” width=”100%”]Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jim Rohn” float=”none” width=”100%”]For effective communication, use brevity. Jesus said, ‘Follow me.’ Now that’s brief! He could be brief because of all that he was that he didn’t have to say.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Ruskin” float=”none” width=”100%”]It is excellent discipline for an author to feel that he must say all that he has to say in the fewest possible words, or his readers is sure to skip them.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Josh Billings” float=”none” width=”100%”]There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Judith Viorst” float=”none” width=”100%”]Brevity may be the soul of wit, but not when someone’s saying “I love you.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Katherine Cecil Thurston” float=”none” width=”100%”]No weapons are more potent than brevity and simplicity.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Lailah Gifty Akita” float=”none” width=”100%”]The brevity of life is grace to walk on your own path.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Madeleine de Souvre” float=”none” width=”100%”]It is such a great fault to talk too much that, in business and conversation, if what is good is also brief, it is doubly good, and one gains by brevity what one often loses by an excess of words.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Marcus Tullius Cicero” float=”none” width=”100%”]Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Marcus Tullius Cicero” float=”none” width=”100%”]Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Martial” float=”none” width=”100%”]Every epigram should resemble a bee; it should have sting, honey, and brevity.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Martin Luther” float=”none” width=”100%”]The fewer the words, the better the prayer.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Michael R. Burch” float=”none” width=”100%”]If brevity is the soul of wit then brevity and levity are the whole of it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Oliver Markus Malloy” float=”none” width=”100%”]The secret to good writing is to use small words for big ideas, not to use big words for small ideas.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Pliny The Younger” float=”none” width=”100%”]In the pleading of cases nothing pleases so much as brevity.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Protagoras” float=”none” width=”100%”]Many things prevent knowledge, including the obscurity of the subject and the brevity of human life[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ralph Waldo Emerson” float=”none” width=”100%”]The brevity of human life gives a melancholy to the profession of the architect.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robert Brault” float=”none” width=”100%”]If you can’t explain something in a few words, try fewer.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robert Sarah” float=”none” width=”100%”]A few sentences are enough to tell the truth.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Robert Southey” float=”none” width=”100%”]It is with words as with sunbeams – the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Rudolf Virchow” float=”none” width=”100%”]Brevity in writing is the best insurance for its perusal.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Rudyard Kipling” float=”none” width=”100%”]This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Stephen King” float=”none” width=”100%”]Like all sweet dreams, it will be brief, but brevity makes sweetness, doesn’t it?[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Sydney Smith” float=”none” width=”100%”]Brevity in writing is what charity is to all other virtues – righteousness is nothing without the one, nor authorship without the other.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Theophile Gautier” float=”none” width=”100%”]Brevity never fatigues; therefore, brevity is always a welcome guest.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Thomas Jefferson” float=”none” width=”100%”]The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Thomas Ken” float=”none” width=”100%”]Let those who thoughtfully consider the brevity of life remember the length of eternity.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tryon Edwards” float=”none” width=”100%”]Never be so brief as to become obscure.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Walter Pater” float=”none” width=”100%”]With this sense of the splendour of our experience and of its awful brevity, gathering all we are into one desperate effort to see and touch, we shall hardly have time to make theories about the things we see and touch.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William Strunk, Jr.” float=”none” width=”100%”]When a sentence is made stronger, it usually becomes shorter. Thus, brevity is a by-product of vigor.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Winifred Holtby” float=”none” width=”100%”]it is the brevity of life which makes it tolerable; its experiences have value because they have an end.[/wpsm_quote]