once wrote in a letter, "The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter."
Or in the original, "Je n’ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte."
Similar quotes have been attributed to MarkTwain
, Cicero, HenryDavidThoreau
, and many others, but listing all instances of the thing would violate the spirit of the thing itself.
Relates to the difference between DoTheEasiestThingThatCouldPossiblyWork
See also, VerbalDiarrhea
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