Brevity Quotes

Most popular brevity quotes

It is better not to speak a word at all than to speak more words than we should.
Brevity is the soul of wit.


Words are like leaves; and where they most abound,
Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.


Brevity and conciseness are the parents of conviction.  The leaden bullet is more fatal than when multiplied into shot.


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

words writing advice

Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say little in many words, but a great deal in a few.

It may be observed
in a general way
that life would be
better, distinctly,
if more of the people
with nothing to say
were able to say it