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

“Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.”  Abraham Lincoln quotes (American 16th US President (1861-65), who brought about the emancipation of the slaves. 1809-1865)

“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 quotes (American Physician, Poet, Writer, Humorist and Professor at Harvard, 1809-1894)

“Tact is the intelligence of the heart”

“Perseverance and tact are the two great qualities most valuable for all men who would mount, but especially for those who have to step out of the crowd” Benjamin Disraeli quotes (British Prime Minister and Novelist. 1804-1881)

“Tact is the unsaid part of what you think; it's opposite, the unthought part of which you say”
Henry Van Dyke quotes (American short-story Writer, Poet and Essayist, 1852-1933)

“Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.” Isaac Newton quotes (English Mathematician and Physicist, "father of the modern science", 1642-1727)

“Tact is the ability to tell a man he has an open mind when he has a hole in his head”

“Tact is, after all, a kind of mind reading.” Sarah Orne Jewett quotes

“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 Gilmore Simms quotes

“Tact is the art of convincing people that they know more than you do”  Raymond Mortimer quotes

“Without tact you can learn nothing.” Benjamin Disraeli quotes (British Prime Minister and Novelist. 1804-1881)

  1. Politeness costs so little and can buy so much.
  2. To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man.
  3. Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.
  4. “A diplomat who says “yes” means “maybe", a diplomat who says “maybe" means “no”, and a diplomat who says “no” is no diplomat.”
  5. Talleyrand’s warning to young diplomats, "Above all, not too much zeal!"
  6. Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice Doggie!" till you can find a bigger stick.
  7. Mistrust first impulses; they are nearly always good.