I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time. (Blaise Pascal, French philosopher)

That may not sound like good logic, but we’ve seen how true the idea is. Have you ever listened to a speaker or teacher who went on and on when he could have said it all in fewer words and have been even clearer? If we spend more time thinking about how to phrase our ideas, we will probably say it better in fewer words.

The more words you speak, the less they mean. So what good are they? . . . The Teacher sought to find just the right words to express truths clearly (Ecclesiastes 6:11; 12:10).