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Tact Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Tact

Please enjoy these Tact Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

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Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations,
in politics, perhaps even in business;
in science only one thing matters,
and that is the facts.
- Hans Eysenck

Without tact you can learn nothing.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Tact is to lie about others as you would have them lie about you.
- Oliver Herford

 

Tact in audacity is knowing how far you can go without going too far.
- Jean Cocteau

Tact is one of the first mental virtues,
the absence of it is fatal to the best talent.
- William Gilmore Simms

Tact is the discrimination of differences.
It consists in conscious deviations.
- Theodor Adorno

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Silence and tact may or may not be the same thing.
- Samuel Butler

If you use tact you can say anything,
then make it funny.
- Dane Cook

Tact is after all a kind of mind reading.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

It is tact that is golden, not silence.
- Samuel Butler

In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch;
Tact is the clever footwork.
- Wilson Mizner

I have the necessary lack of tact.
- Ted Koppel

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
- Isaac Newton

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

A man may lack everything but tact and conviction and
still be a forcible speaker;
but without these nothing will avail...
Fluency, grace, logical order, and the like,
are merely the decorative surface of oratory.
- Charles Horton Cooley

It is a wonderful advantage to a man,
in every pursuit or avocation,
to secure an adviser in a sensible woman.
In woman there is at once a subtle delicacy of tact,
and a plain soundness of judgement,
which are rarely combined to an equal degree in man.
A woman, if she be really your friend,
will have a sensitive regard for your character, honor, repute.
She will seldom counsel you to do a shabby thing:
for a woman friend always desires to be proud of you.
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The best of merchandise will go back to the shelf unless
handled by a conscientious,
tactful salesman.
- James Cash Penney

I say what I feel.
I try to be tactful, but I can't not say what I feel.
I have a really big problem with that.
- Sherilyn Fenn

To be meek, patient, tactful, modest,
honorable, brave, is not to be either manly or womanly;
it is to be humane.
- Jane Harrison

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
- Robert Browning

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

The best thing about me is you.
- Shannon Crown

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

The making of friends, who are real friends,
is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale

The most erroneous stories are those
we think we know best -
and therefore never scrutinize or question.
- Stephen Jay Gould

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best mirror is an old friend.
- Proverb

Be prepared for life -
to live happily and without regret,
knowing that you have done your best.
- the Boy Scout Handbook

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
- Bill Watterson

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
- Dale Carnegie

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Everyone hears what you say.
Friends listen to what you say.
Best friends listen to what you don't say.
- Anonymous

A best friend is like a four leaf clover,
hard to find and lucky to have.
- Anonymous

Well, it seems to me that the best relationships -
the ones that last -
are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship.
You know, one day you look at the person
and you see something more than you did the night before.
Like a switch has been flicked somewhere.
And the person who was just a friend is...
suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.
- Dana Scully

When it hurts to look back,
and you're scared to look ahead,
you can look beside you
and your best friend will be there.
- Anonymous

The best way to keep your friends
is not to give them away.
- Wilson Mizner

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
- Henry Ford

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
- Ethel Barrymore

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

Know the best and highest choices for health
and more often choose those things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It's a funny thing about life;
if you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

If we like what we do, if we always do our best,
then we are really enjoying life.
We are having fun, we don't get bored,
we don't have frustrations.
- don Miguel Ruiz

A true friend sees the good in everything,
and brings out the best in the worst of things.
- Sasha Azevedo

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life
is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
- Albert Einstein

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
- Charles Darwin

Best friends are the ones who can be the farthest away
but there the fastest when you call.
- Anonymous

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
- E. Joseph Cossman

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well
wishes it for my sake.
- Anonymous

The best relationship is one in which
your love for each other
exceeds your need for each other.
- Anonymous

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We fear both the best and the worst in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success often grows best in the fertile soil of failure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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