Writing Business Letters

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Writing Business Letters :

So far we have seen many letters coming under different topics. An attempt has been made to make the readers to get a feel of writing business letters. Reading this book alone will not suffice. To achieve good standard, it is imperative that readers should practise well. Relentless efforts will bring forth rich rewards.

One should remember the following maxims all the time.

  1. Brevity is the soul of wit.

  2. A flow of words is no proof of wisdom.

  3. A good example is the best sermon.

  4. By writing you learn to write.

  5. Rome was not built in a day.

  6. Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man and writing an exact man.

  7. Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.

  8. He who gives vent to his anger destroys his house.

  9. The cleanliness of a cause is diminished by argument.

  10. Many things are lost for want of asking.

  11. He that climbs a ladder must begin at the first round.

  12. Thanks giving for a former, doth invite God to bestow a second benefit.

  13. Excellence resides in quality, not in quantity.

  14. The questions of the wise are indicative wisdom.

  15. The desire to have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly.

  16. It is not wide reading but useful reading that tends to excellence.

  17. It is a kindness to refuse gently what you intend to deny.

  18. Spare your rhetoric and speak logic.

  19. If you mean to profit, learn to please.

  20. If you want pleasure, you must work for it.

  21. Punctuality is the soul of business.

  22. The secret of success is constancy to purpose.

  23. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed and some few to be chewed and digested.

  24. The secret of being a bore is that of telling everything.

  25. You talk to the point. You write to the point.

  26. Plain dealing is praised more than practised.

  27. The man is not made poor who says pleasant things.

  28. A good action always finds its recompense.

  29. Don’t make of one blunder two.

  30. The surest way to make ourselves clear is to express explicitly.

  31. Everything is possible including the impossible.

  32. True praise roots and spreads.

  33. A grain of prudence is worth a pound of craft.

  34. We talk on principle. But we act on interest.

  35. Words can be poisonous.

  36. Men of business must not break the word twice.

To conclude, an effective business letter gives pleasure both to the writer and the reader.

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