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Tact Quotes


These are some of the best 'Tact' quotations and sayings.

A little tact and wise management may often evade resistance, and carry a point where direct force might be in vain.

A quick and sound judgment, good common sense, kind feeling, and an instinctive perception of character, in these are the elements of what is called tact, which has so much to do with acceptability and success in life.

A tact which surpassed the tact of her sex as much as the tact of her sex surpasses the tact of ours.

I have known some men possessed of good qualities which were very serviceable to others, but useless to themselves; like a sundial on the front of a house, to inform and benefit the neighbors and passengers, but not the owner within.

Men may have the gifts both of talent and of wit, but unless they have also prudence and judgment to dictate when, where, and the how those gifts are to be exerted, the possessors of them will conquer only where nothing is to be gained, and be defeated where everything is to be lost; they will be outdone by men of less brilliant, but more convertible qualifications, and whose strength, in one point, is not counterbalanced by any disproportion in another.

Never join with your friend when he abuses his horse or his wife unless the one is to be sold, and the other to be buried.

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.

Talent is power; tact is skill.

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.

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.

Without tact you can learn nothing.

Women and foxes, being weak, are distinguished by superior tact.