Tact quotes:

  • Tact is after all a kind of mind reading. -- Sarah Orne Jewett
  • Tact is the discrimination of differences. It consists in conscious deviations. -- Theodor Adorno
  • Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. -- Abraham Lincoln
  • Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. -- Isaac Newton
  • In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch; Tact is the clever footwork. -- Wilson Mizner
  • Without tact you can learn nothing. -- Benjamin Disraeli
  • It is tact that is golden, not silence. -- Samuel Butler
  • Tact is the unsaid part of what you think. -- Henry Van Dyke
  • If you use tact you can say anything, then make it funny. -- Dane Cook
  • Tact is to lie about others as you would have them lie about you. -- Oliver Herford
  • Tact is the ability to make a person see lightning without letting him feel the bolt. -- Orlando Aloysius Battista
  • Tact is the rare ability to keep silent while two friends are arguing, and you know both of them are wrong. -- Hugh Allen
  • Without tact you can learn nothing. Tact teaches you when to be silent. Inquirers who are always questioning never learn anything. -- Benjamin Disraeli
  • 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
  • I don't deliberately go into comedy or go into indies, but I do deliberately try to keep changing tact, because I think that is the key to longevity in a career. -- John C. Reilly
  • 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
  • The trouble with cats is that they've got no tact. -- P. G. Wodehouse
  • Women and foxes, being weak, are distinguished by superior tact. -- Ambrose Bierce
  • Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy. -- Warren W. Wiersbe
  • Tact: to lie about others as you would have them lie about you. -- Oliver Herford
  • Step with care and great tact. And remember life's a great balancing act. -- Dr. Seuss
  • Tact in audacity is knowing how far you can go without going too far. -- Jean Cocteau
  • Real love amounts to withholding the truth, even when you're offered the perfect opportunity to hurt someone's feelings -- David Sedaris
  • Tact is one of the first mental virtues, the absence of it is fatal to the best talent. -- William Gilmore Simms
  • The secret of man's success resides in his insight into the moods of people, and his tact in dealing with them. -- J. G. Holland
  • 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
  • Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. -- Benjamin Franklin
  • 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
  • Don't flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Tact ops is a unit which breaks into homes and offices to plant bugging devices. They get into mafia hangouts, they go into embassies, they go into terrorist hangouts, and they describe themselves as court-sanctioned burglars. -- Ronald Kessler
  • Tact is good taste in action. -- Diane de Poitiers
  • Tact is just lying for adults. -- Cassandra Clare
  • Tact, if it be genuine, never sleeps. -- Charlotte Bronte
  • Tact is rubbing out another's mistakes, not rubbing them in. -- Marvin J. Ashton
  • Tact does for life just what lubricating oil does for machinery. -- Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Tact is rubbing out another's mistake instead of rubbing it in. -- Leo Buscaglia
  • Tact is for people with too much damned time on their hands. -- Lois Greiman
  • Tact is kind; diplomacy is useful; euphemism is harmless and sometimes entertaining -- Julian Burnside
  • Tact is the art of convincing people that they know more than you do. -- Raymond Mortimer
  • Tact is the great ability to see other people as they think you see them. -- Carl Zuckmayer
  • Tact is not a small thing; in the battle of life it is more powerful than a bludgeon. -- Arthur Lynch
  • Tact is the ability to step on a man's toes without messing up the shine on his shoes. -- Harry S. Truman
  • Tact is the knack of keeping quiet at the right time; of being so agreeable yourself that no one can be disagreeable to you; of making inferiority feel like equality. A tactful man can pull the stinger from a bee without getting stung. -- George Horace Lorimer
  • I have the necessary lack of tact. -- Ted Koppel
  • Silence and tact may or may not be the same thing. -- Samuel Butler
  • Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. -- Dr. Seuss
  • I'm very aware that when one is acting in the theater, you do become kind of animal about it. And you're reliant on instincts rather than tact a lot of the time. -- Alan Rickman
  • Don't flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Without this tremendous passion for power, influence, and advantage which money gives, how could nature develop the highest type of man? Without this infinite longing, whence would come the discipline which industry, perseverance, tact, sagacity, and frugality give? -- Orison Swett Marden
  • Even though I'm not a competitive athlete, I have to still maintain things and try to keep myself fit because I am at that age where I need to make sure to get those regular checkups and make sure everything is in tact. -- Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  • When I was younger I probably didn't understand something basic about tact, but I think it kept faint-hearted people at arm's distance and that's not such a bad thing, because life is short and I know the kind of people I want to work with. -- Debra Winger
  • Difficulties melt away under tact. -- Benjamin Disraeli
  • Ugliness without tact is horrible. -- Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Talent without tact is only half talent. -- Horace Greeley
  • War is like government, a matter of tact. -- Napoleon Bonaparte
  • There is something about conscious tact that is very irritating. -- Agatha Christie
  • No rules, however wise, are a substitute for affection and tact. -- Bertrand Russell
  • In my experience tact is usually worse than the brutalities of truth. -- Robertson Davies
  • So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. -- Dr. Seuss
  • Every thought and every act were to keep this home in tact. -- Edgar Guest
  • Truth or tact? You have to choose. Most times they are not compatible. -- Eddie Cantor
  • Love is the tact of every good, The only warmth, the only peace. -- Delmore Schwartz
  • Indiscretion has always seemed to me to be one of the privileges of tact. -- Natalie Clifford Barney
  • The true gentleman is subtly poised between an inner tact and an outer defense. -- Puzant Kevork Thomajan
  • Life runs in a narrow path to balancing act, convincing tact, and satisfying fact. -- Santosh Kalwar
  • Arrogance, disrespect and demand have higher price.Kindness, respect and tact give better prize. -- Angelica Hopes
  • He seemed determines, his resolve unwavering. This would take tact. Prudence. Possible Milk Duds. -- Darynda Jones
  • What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact. -- Donald E. Williams, Jr.
  • In nothing do we fail more, as a Mission, than in lack of tact and politeness. -- Hudson Taylor
  • I prefer the "tackiest" person in the world to the stylish person who has no tact. -- Perry Brass
  • It is not always the highest talent that thrives best. Mediocrity, with tact, will outweigh talent oftentimes. -- Joseph Cook
  • To be audacious with tact, you have to know to what point you can go too far. -- Jean Cocteau
  • The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • Perseverance and tact are the two most important qualities for the individual who wants to move ahead. -- Benjamin Disraeli
  • The concerts you enjoy together/ Neighbors you annoy together/ Children you destroy together,/ That keep marriage in tact. -- Stephen Sondheim
  • Asked for your opinion on the prints, you have two choices: truth or tact. I ask for the bathroom. -- Bill Jay
  • If it requires great tact to speak to the purpose, it requires no less to know when to be silent. -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • Because there can be consequences for saying the first thing that pops into our heads, it is prudent to exercise tact. -- Jeanne Phillips
  • For whoever habitually suppresses the truth in the interests of tact will produce a deformity from the womb of his thought. -- B. H. Liddell Hart
  • You can't use tact with a Congressman! A Congressman is a hog! You must take a stick and hit him on the snout! -- Henry Adams
  • Criticism is above all a gift, an intuition, a matter of tact and flair; it cannot be taught or demonstrated--it is an art. -- Henri Frederic Amiel
  • A horse will never tire of a rider who possesses both tact and sensitivity because he will never be pushed beyond his possibilities. -- Nuno Oliveira
  • Coaches need to have the ability of tact - to teach the team to rub out mistakes rather than to rub them in. -- John Kessel
  • Opinion! If every one had so little tact as to give their true opinion when it was asked this would be a miserable world. -- Edna Ferber
  • Lookin back on it at least my pride is in tact cause we said no strings attached and I still got tied up in that -- Drake
  • The worst of having so much tact was that you never quite knew whether other people were acting naturally or being tactful too. [The human element] -- W. Somerset Maugham
  • Having a separate fund for the things in life that happen, helps keep the emergency fund in tact in case you lose your job or income. -- Michelle Singletary
  • Great tact and delicacy is necessary for the care of the mind of a child from three to six years, and an adult can have very little of it. -- Maria Montessori
  • I find that often simple words say all that needs to be said in less time, using less energy, with all the details wanted- fully in tact. Love it. -- Sereda Aleta Dailey
  • God made poor woman with no heart, But gave her skill, and tact, and art, And so she lives, and plays her part. We must not blame, but pity her... -- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • One of the things you learn about being married is that being with someone day in and day out can make you so comfortable that you risk losing your tact. -- Apol Lejano-Massebieau
  • To be a biographer is a somewhat peculiar endeavor. It seems to me it requires not only the tact, patience, and thoroughness of a scholar but the stamina of a horse. -- Nancy Milford
  • Vigilance in watching opportunity, tact and daring in seizing upon opportunity, force and persistence in crowding opportunity to its utmost of possible achievement - these are the martial virtues which must command success -- Austin Phelps
  • Ingenuity in meeting and pursuing the pupil, that tact for the concrete situation, though they are the alpha and omega of the teacher's art, are things to which psychology cannot help us in the least. -- William James
  • To extraordinary powers of labor, both mental and physical, he unites that tact and judgement which are requisite to the successful direction of such an office as that of Chief Magistrate of a free people. -- Andrew Jackson
  • Washington society has always demanded less and given more than any society in this country--demanded less of applause, deference,etiquette, and has accepted as current coin quick wit, appreciative tact, and a talent for talking. -- M. E. W. Sherwood