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, and tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes.
Good things, when short, are twice as good.
I strive to be brief, and I become obscure.
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.
If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams — the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences; what others say in a whole book.
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.
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.
Never be so brief as to become obscure.
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.
There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.