Simplicity-Lit: Strunk & White say, "Be Clear"

From one of the great books and perhaps the best writing manual of ALL TIME. :-) Read the entire "Be clear" passage below (I wasn't going to type the whole thing). Among the outstanding lines:

  • "Muddiness is not merely a disturber of prose, it is also a destroyer of life, of hope..."
  • "When you say something, make sure you have said it. The chances of your having said it are only fair."
 - William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White - The Elements of Style, 3rd edition, MacMillan Publishing, 1979