A good simile,--as concise as a king's declaration of love.

— Laurence Sterne

Most Powerful Conciseness quotations

Every man should study conciseness in speaking;

it is a sign of ignorance not to know that long speeches, though they may please the speaker, are the torture of the hearer.

Human justice is very prolix, and yet at times quite mediocre;

divine justice is more concise and needs no information from the prosecution, no legal papers, no interrogation of witnesses, but makes the guilty one his own informer and helps him with eternity's memory.

Conciseness in art is essential and a refinement.

The concise man makes one think; the verbose bores. Always work towards conciseness.

Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.

I don't care about truth; I care about art and style and writing and occupying the wall. For me, my writing style is very linked to the fact that it is a work of art on the wall. I had to find a way to write in concise, effective phrases that people standing or walking into a room could read.

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.

My great-grandfather Melvin had been a carpenter - so was my father - and they taught me the value of tools: saws, hammers, chisels, files and rulers. It all dealt with conciseness and precision. It eliminated guesswork. One has to know his tools, so he doesn't work against himself.

Does a black person make them an African American? No.

There are Hispanics that are very, very dark skinned so the word has lost its meaning, it's not a very concise or proper word to use even today and it wasn't then.

Arizona, our beautiful state, was built on mining.

I'm trying to tell the story in the most clear, concise, and truthful way, taking those everyday words and phrases and capturing them in a way that they become something else.

You will not see that desire begets love, until it all flames into one concise and metallic blaze.

What is concisely referred to as global warming, is a fatal mistake of the present time.

Perhaps the most concise summary of enlightenment would be: transcending dualism . ... Dualism is the conceptual division of the world into categories ... human perception is by nature a dualistic phenomenon - which makes the quest for enlightenment an uphill struggle, to say the least.

Achieving goals is a creative process.

The first step in the creation of your primary goal takes place in your conscious mind. Through the aid of your senses and/or your imagination, you must form a very clear, concise image of yourself already in possession of your goal.

I finally managed to try to do away with myself, as neatly and concisely as possible. I would rather die young leaving various accomplishments, some work, my friendship with you, and some other artifacts intact, instead of pell-mell erasing all of these delicate things.

Vigorous writing is concise.

How beautiful that after 2,000 years, no one can outdo "God is love.

" It's the most perfectly concise, hopeful phrase in history.

Written laws are formulas in which we endeavor to express as concisely as possible that which, under such or such determined circumstances, natural justice demands.

Without a concise set of rules to follow we would probably all have to resort to common sense

In all pointed sentences, some degree of accuracy must be sacrificed to conciseness.

Of all eloquence a nickname is the most concise; of all arguments the most unanswerable.

I'm just getting to know myself. I'm no wherwhere near to being concise about it yet. I can't define myself. Wait a minute - I'm angry, I'm funny and I'm trying.

I love saying 'yes' and I love saying 'please.

' Saying 'yes' doesn't mean I don't know how to say no, and saying 'please' doesn't mean I am waiting for permission. 'Yes please' sounds powerful and concise. It's a response and a request. It is not about being a good girl; it is about being a real woman.

For me writing biographies is impossible, unless they are brief and concise, and these are, I feel, the most eloquent.

A drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.

It is called the First Amendment. ...Simple words marching in seried ranks. Compact, concise. To the point. Clear and pure. It's freedom's music.

God has stated in clear and concise language how He created the universe and we ought not to doubt His Word.

I liked the challenge of writing in a very concise structure in which both meaning and form are important.

I am moreover inclined to be concise when I reflect on the constant occupation of the citizens in public and private affairs, so that in their few leisure moments they may read and understand as much as possible.

The Romans, who so coolly and so concisely mention the acts of justice which were exercised by the legions, reserve their compassion and their eloquence for their own sufferings, when the provinces were invaded and desolated by the arms of the successful Barbarians.

Nothing is more certain than much of the force;

as well as grace, of arguments or instructions depends their conciseness.

This is an extraordinary illustrated collection of Chinese herbsaccompanied by concise and expert comments. Jing-Nuan Wu has succeeded incompiling this most unique and informative book.

I like films that are well-written and concise and with not a lot of room for improvisation.

Arizona, our beautiful state, was built on mining.

Copper is huge here, and now uranium. And then we have the federal government coming in, writing all these rules and regulations and telling us that we can't do this and we can't do that. We need concise, clear answers.