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30+ Brevity Quotes

Brevity means concise and exact use of words in writing or speech. Brevity is a virtue of wise people. Brevity isn't common. This is a collection of 31 quotes and sayings on brevity.


Brevity: To say at once whatever is to be said. - Georg C. Lichtenberg
Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Brevity never fatigues; therefore, brevity is always a welcome guest. - Theophile Gautier
The brevity of life is grace to walk on your own path. - Lailah Gifty Akita
There is need of brevity, that the thought may run on. - Horace
Brevity in writing is the best insurance for its perusal. - Rudolf Virchow
To write good poems is the secret of brevity. - Dejan Stojanovic
Brevity is the soul of lingerie. - Dorothy Parker
Brevity is a great charm of eloquence. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Brevities are the golden formations in the quartz of literature. - James Lendall Basford
Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction. - Hosea Ballou
No weapons are more potent than brevity and simplicity. - Katherine Cecil Thurston
The definition of Brevity: That which people believe would be a virtue - in me! - Greg Curtis
You evidently feel that brevity is the soul of widowhood. - Hector Hugh Munro
The more you say, the less people remember. - Francois Fenelon
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Brevity is the soul of wit. - William Shakespeare
There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together. - Josh Billings
The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy. - William Penn
The little things are what is eternal, and the rest, all the rest, is brevity, extreme brevity. - Antonio Porchia
For effective communication, use brevity. - Jim Rohn
Brevity - the sister of talent. - Anton Chekhov
Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity. - William Zinsser
The old notion that brevity is the essence of wit has succumbed to the modern idea that tedium is the essence of quality. - Russell Baker
Brevity is the soul of command. - Cyrus the Great
The greatest surprise in life to me is the brevity of life. - Billy Graham
Many things prevent knowledge, including the obscurity of the subject and the brevity of human life. - Protagoras
The brevity of human life gives a melancholy to the profession of the architect. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let those who thoughtfully consider the brevity of life remember the length of eternity. - Thomas Ken
Breath and brevity are sisters; the long-winded is an enemy who muffles your heartbeat. - Shirley Geok-lin Lim
It is the brevity of life which makes it tolerable; its experiences have value because they have an end. - Winifred Holtby
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