60 Brevity Quotes and Sayings

Brevity means the use of short and precise words in writing or speech. In short, it is the virtue of the wise—short means short, concise. A brief is a summary of descriptions. So that short words are more often used to describe time, age, and others. Examples like doing something shorter or faster, shorter. So that if it is used for quotations, it is more to be brief or brief. There are many collections of “brevity” quotes and sayings that you can use as motivation.

Brevity is the soul of wit. – William Porchia

It is excellent discipline for an author to feel that he must say all that he has to say in the fewest possible words, or his readers is sure to skip them. – John Ruskin

Brevity: To say at once whatever is to be said. – Georg C. Lichtenberg

Like all sweet dreams, it will be brief, but brevity makes sweetness, doesn’t it? – Stephen King

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. – Friedrich Nietzsche

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 the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

The fewer the words, the better the prayer. – Martin Luther

There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together. – Josh Billings

Every epigram should resemble a bee; it should have sting, honey, and brevity. – Martial

Brevity never fatigues; therefore, brevity is always a welcome guest. – Theophile Gautier

This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures. – Rudyard Kipling

The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy. – William Penn

The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. – Thomas Jefferson

The brevity of life is grace to walk on your own path. – Lailah Gifty Akita

If brevity is the soul of wit then brevity and levity are the whole of it. – Michael R. Burch

The little things are what is eternal, and the rest, all the rest, is brevity, extreme brevity. – Antonio Porchia

I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time. – Mark Twain

There is need of brevity, that the thought may run on. – Horace

If human lives be, for their very brevity, sweet, then beast lives are sweeter still. – Isobelle Carmody

For effective communication, use brevity. – Jim Rohn

If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; if an hour, I am ready now. – Woodrow Wilson

Brevity in writing is the best insurance for its perusal. – Rudolf Virchow

Aim for brevity while avoiding jargon. – Edsger Dijkstra

Brevity – the sister of talent. – Anton Chekhov

Be sincere; be brief; be seated. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

To write good poems is the secret of brevity. – Dejan Stojanovic

Never be so brief as to become obscure. – Tryon Edwards

Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity. – William Zinsser

If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought. – Dennis Roch

Brevity is the soul of lingerie. – Dorothy Parker

A few sentences are enough to tell the truth. – Robert Sarah

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

If you can’t write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don’t have a clear idea. – David Belasco

Brevity is a great charm of eloquence. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you can’t explain something in a few words, try fewer. – Robert Brault

Good things, when short, are twice as good. – Tom Stoppard

Brevity is the soul of command. – Cyrus the Great

Brevities are the golden formations in the quartz of literature. – James Lendall Basford

If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought. -Dennis

A parsimony of words prodigal of sense. – Benjamin Disraeli

The greatest surprise in life to me is the brevity of life. – Billy Graham

Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there. -Branch Rickey

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction. – Hosea Ballou

The secret to good writing is to use small words for big ideas, not to use big words for small ideas. – Oliver Markus Malloy

Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say too much. -John Wayne

Many things prevent knowledge, including the obscurity of the subject and the brevity of human life. – Protagoras

No weapons are more potent than brevity and simplicity. – Katherine Cecil Thurston

When a sentence is made stronger, it usually becomes shorter. Thus, brevity is a by-product of vigor. – William Strunk, Jr.

The brevity of human life gives a melancholy to the profession of the architect. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The definition of Brevity: That which people believe would be a virtue – in me! – Greg Curtis

In the pleading of cases nothing pleases so much as brevity. – Pliny The Younger

Let those who thoughtfully consider the brevity of life remember the length of eternity. – Thomas Ken

You evidently feel that brevity is the soul of widowhood. – Hector Hugh Munro

It is with words as with sunbeams – the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. – Robert Southey

Breath and brevity are sisters; the long-winded is an enemy who muffles your heartbeat. – Shirley Geok-lin Lim

The more you say, the less people remember. – Francois Fenelon

Brevity may be the soul of wit, but not when someone’s saying “I love you. – Judith Viorst

It is the brevity of life which makes it tolerable; its experiences have value because they have an end. – Winifred Holtby

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity. – Jean De La Bruyere

Some expressions from various quotes about brevity can make you change your life to be more vibrant and useful and quotes on motivation in life experiences for the better.