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Quote List for Business Writing

My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles; and the letters get in the wrong places. A. A. Milne (1882-1956)
The covers of this book are too far apart. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add but when there is nothing left to take away. Antoine de Saint Exupery (1900-1944)
Geoffrey Chaucer: Mr. C. had talent, but he couldn't spel. No man has a right to be a lit'rary man onless he knows how to spel. It is a pity that Chawcer, who had geneyus, was so unedicated. He's the wus speller I know of. Artemus Ward (1834-1867)
I have made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter. Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
The pen is mightier than the sword. Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)
Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them. John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)
Words; as is well known; are the great foes of reality. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it, and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light. Joseph Pulitzer (1847-1911)
"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. Mark Twain (1835-1910)
I did not attend his funeral, but I wrote a nice letter saying I approved it.Mark Twain (1835-1910)
I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart. Phyllis Theroux
The fortunate man, in my opinion, is he to whom the gods have granted the power either to do something which is worth recording or to write what is worth reading: and most fortunate of all is the man who can do both. Pliny the Younger
Words are not as satisfactory as we should like them to be, but, like our neighbours, we have got to live with them and must make the best and not the worst of them. Samuel Butler (1835-1902).
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Writing comes more easily if you have something to say. Sholem Asch (1880-1957)
Nothing has really happened until it is written down. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)