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William Pitt Scargill Quotes

English divine
(1787 - 1836)

Talent is something, but tact is everything. Talent is serious, sober, grave, and respectable; tact is all that, and more too. It is not a seventh sense, but is the life of all the five. It is the open eye, the quick ear, the judging taste, the keen smell, and the lively touch; it is the interpreter of all riddles, the surmounter of all difficulties, the remover of all obstacles.

Talent is wealth; taet is ready money. - Talent makes the world wonder that it gets on no faster; tact excites astonishment that it gets on so fast. - And the secret is that it makes no false steps, loses no time; takes all hints, and, by keeping its eye on the weathercock, it is able to take advantage of every wind that blows.