|Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.|
|Brevity is a great praise of eloquence. Cicero.|| 1|
|Brevity is the soul of wit,|
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes. Shakespeare.
|For brevity is very good, when we are or are not understood. Butler.|| 3|