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Sunday, 19 November 2017
Daily Quote:
"When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness." (Solzhenitsyn, Alexander - Truth)

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Browse Quotations about Brevity

 
Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction. - (Ballou, Hosea - Brevity)
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Brevity is a great charm of eloquence. - (Cicero, Marcus T. - Brevity)
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Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator. - (Cicero, Marcus T. - Brevity)
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Brevity is the soul of wit, and tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes. - (Shakespeare, William - Brevity)
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Good things, when short, are twice as good. - (Gracian, Baltasar - Brevity)
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I strive to be brief, and I become obscure. - (Horace - Brevity)
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I will be brief. Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali, who gave the world's shortest speech. He said I will be so brief I have already finished, and he sat down. - (Wilson, Edward O. - Brevity)
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If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams -- the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. - (Southey, Robert - Brevity)
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It is my ambition to say in ten sentences; what others say in a whole book. - (Nietzsche, Friedrich - Brevity)
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It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar -- that I call an achievement. - (Lichtenberg, Georg C. - Brevity)
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It wasn't by accident that the Gettysburg address was so short. The laws of prose writing are as immutable as those of flight, of mathematics, of physics. - (Hemingway, Ernest - Brevity)
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Never be so brief as to become obscure. - (Edwards, Tryon - Brevity)
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The fewer the words, the better the prayer. - (Luther, Martin - Brevity)
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The more you say, the less people remember. The fewer the words, the greater the profit. - (FeNelon, Francois - Brevity)
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The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. - (Jefferson, Thomas - Brevity)
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