Brevity is the soul of lingerie.
The trick to writing an aphorism is to place a period at the point where you’re inclined to say, “in other words….”
That writer does the most, who gives his reader the most knowledge, and takes from him the least time.
In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style.
I have made this [letter] longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter.
If you can’t explain something in a few words, try fewer.