Quotes about Brevity

Brevity Quotes
Brevity Quotes
Infancy is what is eternal, and the rest, all the rest, is brevity, extreme brevity.
Antonio Porchia

Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there.
Branch Rickey

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

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

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

Aim for brevity while avoiding jargon.
Edsger Dijkstra

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.
Hosea Ballou

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.
Lord Sandwich

Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

He replies nothing but monosyllables.  I believe he would make three bites of a cherry.

It is with words as with sunbeams.  The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
Robert Southey

The trick to writing an aphorism is to place a period at the point where you're inclined to say, "in other words...."
Robert Brault

What is a epigram? A dwarfish whole. Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Brevity is the soul of wit.
William Shakespeare