31 Quotes About Brevity


There are so many obstacles we are confronted with during life that walking with brevity will help your transition through it. Here are some inspiring quotes about brevity that are encouraging and motivating to hear.

“Aim for brevity while avoiding jargon.”

“Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there.”

“Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.”

“Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.”

“Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.”

“Brevity is the soul of wit.”

“Brevity is very important. If you’re going to be longwinded, it should be for a purpose. Not just because you like your words.”

“Good things, when short, are twice as good.”

“I strive to be brief, and I become obscure.”

“If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; if fifteen minutes, three days; if half an hour, two days; if an hour, I am ready now.”

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

“If you can’t write your idea on the back of a calling card, you don’t have a clear idea.”

“If you would be pungent, be brief, for it is with words as with sunbeams – the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.”

“In labouring to be concise, I become obscure.”

“Infancy is what is eternal, and the rest, all the rest, is brevity, extreme brevity.”

“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.”

“It is my ambition to say in ten sentences; what others say in a whole book.”

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

“Let my life as Poet begin. I want the life of the Poet. I have labored for over twelve years, one thousand pages of prose.”

“Never be so brief as to become obscure.”

“Rather to excite your judgment briefly than to inform it tediously.”

“Spartans, stoics, heroes, saints and gods use short and positive speech.”

“Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say too much.”

“The fewer the words, the better the prayer.”

“The more you say, the less people remember. The fewer the words, the greater the profit.”

“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.”

“Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, and tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief.”

“There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together.”

“Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.”

“What is a epigram? A dwarfish whole. Its body brevity, and wit its soul.”

“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.”

The power of brevity can be enormous when it comes to female attraction.

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