STOP AND THINK – Too great length and too great brevity of discourse tend to obscurity. (Blaise Pascal, 17th century French scientist, writer, and philosopher)
To paraphrase Pascal, “If you want people to remember what you say, don’t talk too long and be sure to hit the high points.” It’s difficult to hold people’s interest in a long speech, and a brief one is likely to overlook some important points. There are two important lessons here: 1) don’t bore your hearers with too many words; 2) be sure to make it memorable.
Unless you speak intelligible words with your tongue, how will anyone know what you are saying? (1 Corinthians 14:9).