in English

Make every word tell.

“Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short

, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.”

— “Elementary Principles of Composition”, The Elements of Style

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