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

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Tact is the intelligence of the heart.

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

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

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To have the reputation of possessing the most perfect social tact, talk to every woman as if you loved her, and to every man as if he bored you. Oscar Wilde

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

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Tact is ability to see others as they wish to be seen.

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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. Quentin Crisp

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

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

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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. Henry James

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Tact is knowing how far to go too far. Jean Cocteau

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So long as the laws remain such as they are today, employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so; but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public. Marquis de Sade

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

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

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Forbear to mention what thou canst not praise. Matthew Prior

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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. Benjamin Disraeli

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

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'Tis not seasonable to call a man traitor, that has an army at his heels. John Selden

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Give thy thoughts no tongue, nor any unproportioned thought his act. Be thou familiar but by no means vulgar. William Shakespeare

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It is tact that is golden, not silence.