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Tact And Tactfulness Quotes

Tact is the art of making guests feel at home when that's really where you wish they were.

Author: George E. Bergman

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

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

It is tact that is golden, not silence.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

One shouldn't talk of halters in the hanged man's house.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

'Tis ill talking of halters in the house of a man that was hanged.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society.

Author: Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794)

Profession: French Writer, Journalist, Playwright

Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far we may go too far.

Author: Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

Profession: French Author, Filmmaker

Tact is knowing how far to go too far.

Author: Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

Profession: French Author, Filmmaker

Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they are like secret agents on a delicate mission, they must airily pass by a stinking mess with barely so much as a nod of the head, make their point of constructive criticism and continue on in calm forbearance. Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.

Author: Quentin Crisp (1908)

Profession: British Author

Perseverance and tact are the two great qualities most valuable for all those who would climb, but especially for those who have to step out of the crowd.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Without tact you can learn nothing. Tact teaches you when to be silent. Inquirers who are always questioning never learn anything.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

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

Author: Oliver Herford (1863-1935)

Profession: American Author, Illustrator

The secret of man's success resides in his insight into the mood's of people, and his tact in dealing with them.

Author: Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881)

Profession: American Author

Experience was to be taken as showing that one might get a five-pound note as one got a light for a cigarette; but one had to check the friendly impulse to ask for it in the same way.

Author: Henry James (1843-1916)

Profession: American Author