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Letter "T" » tact
«Some people mistake weakness for tact. If they are silent when they ought to speak and so feign an agreement they do not feel, they call it being tactful. Cowardice would be a much better name.»
«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.»
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes
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«Tact is, after all, a kind of mind reading.»
«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»
«Tact consists in knowing how far to go too far»
«Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.»
«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»
«Tact in audacity is knowing how far you can go without going too far.»
«In my experience tact is usually worse than the brutalities of truth»
«It is tact that is golden, not silence.»