I have made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.

Blaise Pascal (as quoted on The Quotations Page).

I have always thought this quote came from Winston Churchill. After extensive research (twenty minutes on the internet) it seems this quote or something similar has been attributed to Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Voltaire (cited at the New English Review)–in short just about everyone except Churchill!

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