There is a time to say nothing, and a time to say something, but there is not time to say everything.
Remember not only to say the right thing, in the right place, but far more difficult still to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
Be careful that you write accurately rather than much.
I would rather persuade a man to go along, because once he has been persuaded, he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay for as long as he is scared, and then he is gone.
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
To persuade is more trouble than to dominate, and the powerful seldom take this trouble if they can avoid it.
If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit again. Then hit it a third time—a tremendous whack.
Never fail to know that if you are doing all the talking, you are boring somebody.
You don’t have to blow out the other fellow’s light to let your own shine.
Hear the other side.