Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.
Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman statesman, orator (106-43 BC)
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Thomas Jefferson, US President (1741-1826)
Beware of the fool whose volume of words is as that of ten men, a hundred arrows shot and each one wide of the target. If thou art wise, shoot one and that one straight.
Saadi, Persian poet (1184-c.1291)
It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.
Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (1844-1900)
A specification that will not fit on one page of 8.5 x 11 inch paper cannot be understood.
Mark Ardis, US software engineer
It is more interesting to explore a topic than to exhaust it.
Mark McCormack, US sports agent (1930-2003)
If you can’t say it in thirty seconds, you probably can’t say it at all. If you know, you can make any point very well in thirty seconds.
Terry Mayo Sullivan, US TV news presenter (1943-1994)