65 Top Brevity Quotes and sayings

65 Top Brevity Quotes and sayings

[Caption written for Vogue, 1916] Brevity is the soul of lingerie. Dorothy Parker A great many people who spend their time mourning over the brevity of life could make it seem longer if... Don Marquis Accuracy and brevity are the first virtues of prose. It requires ideas, otherwise brilliant expressions cost nothing Against the censurers of brevity. - Something said briefly can be the fruit of much long thought, but the reader who is a novice i... Friedrich Nietzsche Aim for brevity while avoiding jargon. Edsger Dijkstra All bodies are transparent to this agent.... For brevity's sake I shall use the expression 'rays'; and to distinguish them from others of this ... Wilhelm Röntgen quotes - All bodies are transparent to this agent.... For brevity's sake I shall use the expression 'rays'; and to distinguish them from others of this ... Wilhelm Röntgen Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction. Hosea Ballou Brevity and courage can withstand any weapon. Plutarch Brevity in writing is what charity is to all other virtues - righteousness is nothing without the one, nor authorship without the other. Sydney Smith Brevity is a great charm of eloquence. Marcus Tullius Cicero Brevity is an advantage which protects a bad product from severe reproaches and a boring book reader from boredom. Karl Ludwig Boerne Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator. Marcus Tullius Cicero Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator. Brevity is the sister of talent. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Brevity is the soul of command. Too much talking suggests desperation on the part of the leader. Speak shortly, decisively and to the point-and ... Cyrus The Great Brevity is the soul of lingerie. Dorothy Parker Brevity is the soul of wit. William Shakespeare Brevity is the soul of wit.Men of few words are the best men. William Shakespeare Brevity never fatigues; therefore, brevity is always a welcome guest. Theophile Gautier Children should not be coddled in their intellectual training any more than in their physical; and though the studies should be made interesting the interest ... Arthur Lynch Folk melodies are the embodiment of an artistic perfection of the highest order; in fact, they are models of the way in which a musical idea can be expressed with ... Bela Bartok For effective communication, use brevity. Jesus said, 'Follow me.' Now that's brief! He could be brief because of all that he was that he didn't have to say. Jim Rohn For the sake of brevity, we will always represent this number 2.718281828459... by the letter e. Leonhard Euler Four basic premises of writing,clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity. William Zinsser I find it satisfying and intellectually stimulating to work with the intensity, brevity, balance and word play of the short story. Annie Proulx I like brevity. Undisciplined people write long; they don't bother to edit - mostly because they have no idea what they want say. When Brian De Palma and I ... Robert J. Avrech If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. Albert Einstein If you can't write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don't have a clear idea.  David Belasco Infancy is what is eternal, and the rest, all the rest, is brevity, extreme brevity. Antonio Porchia It is better to pray often with brevity than rarely but at length. D. A. Carson It was almost funny. Life seemed downright accidental in its brevity, and death a punch line to a lousy joke. Maureen Johnson Its body brevity, and wit its soul. Samuel Taylor Coleridge It's not my accent, but my brevity makes me stylish. Amit Kalantri Jesus! it is the name which moves the harps of heaven to melody. Jesus! the life of all our joys. If there be one name more charming, more precious than another, ... Charles H. Spurgeon Let those who thoughtfully consider the brevity of life remember the length of eternity. Thomas Ken Love is the most powerful force in the entire universe. Mike Hazelwood My four articles of faith, clarity, simplicity, brevity and humanity. William Zinsser No weapons are more potent than brevity and simplicity. Katherine Cecil Thurston On the Brevity of Our TiesTies in this world last only for a time. We are husband and wife, parent and child, for a short period o... Kentetsu Takamori Partially satisfied by grazing on the first few pages of several books, and as a consequence, there are half-chewed novels lying all over ... Nick Hornby Realize that illness and other temporal setbacks often come to us from the hand of God our Lord, and are sent to help us know ourselves better, to free ourselves ... Ignatius Loyola Savagery creates cruelty and brevity creates brevity. The accuracy and brevity are the first advantages of a dignity. Alexander Pushkin The brevity of speech should not deny its grace, otherwise it will be rough. Marcus Quintilianus The challenge is not to pen down a sensitivity thought with clarity and brevity, but then to make it understand or accept in totality to the vast majority. Anuj Somany The greatest surprise in life to me is the brevity of life. Billy Graham The life that conquers is the life that moves with a steady resolution and persistence toward a ... W.J. Davison The theatre is certainly a place for learning about the brevity of human glory,oh all those wonderful glittering absolutely vanished pantomime! Now I shall abjure ... Jris Murdoch There is need of brevity, that the thought may run on. Horace Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit. And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,. I will be brief. William Shakespeare This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures. Rudyard Kipling This is going to take a while. I'm a fantasy author. We Have trouble with the concept of brevity. brandon Sanderson Thy great name In all its awful brevity, hath nought Unholy breeding it, but doth bless Rather the tongue that uses it; for me, I ask no higher office than to fling My ... Philip James Bailey To write good poems is the secret of brevity. Dejan Stojanovic What is an Epigram1 A dwarfish whole,Its body brevity, and wit its soul. Samuel Taylor Coleridge when a sentence is made stronger, it usually becomes shorter. Thus, brevity is a by-product of vigor. William Strunk 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, ... Walter Pater You evidently feel that brevity is the soul of widowhood. Hector Hugh Munro