Historical Quotes On Writing In Plain Language

A Writer And His Thoughts, Meaning In Life

  1. Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in a few words. ~Apocrypha
  2. Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret of style. ~Matthew Arnold
  3. To simplify complications is the first essential of success. ~George Earle Buckle
  4. When you wish to instruct, be brief. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind. ~Cicero
  5. Words in prose ought to express the intended meaning; if they attract attention to themselves, it is a fault; in the very best styles you read page after page without noticing the medium. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  6. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~Leonardo da Vinci
  7. Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius-and a lot of courage-to move in the opposite direction. ~Albert Einstein
  8. The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words…

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