Quotes about Tact

Tact consists in knowing how far to go too far.

Jean Cocteau

Tact: to lie about others as you would have them lie about you.

Oliver Herford

Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Women and foxes, being weak, are distinguished by superior tact.

Ambrose Bierce

Without tact you can learn nothing.

Benjamin Disraeli

Silence is not always tact, and it is tact that is golden, not silence.

Samuel Butler

Tact is one of the first mental virtues, the absence of which is often fatal to the best of talents; it supplies the place of many talents.

William Gillmore Simms

Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

Abraham Lincoln

Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.

Dr Laurence Peter and Raymond Hull

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.

Bill Watterson

I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized.

Henry David Thoreau

Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability, experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning.

Fred Perry

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