Get the point

If I had more time, I would have written you a shorter letter.

saying, based on a quotze by Blaise Pascal (French mathematician and philosopher, 1623-1662) from “Lettres Provinciales” (1657):

Je n’ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte.

I only made this one (letter) longer because I didn’t have the leisure to make it shorter.