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Tact Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Tact Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

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In the battle of existence, Talent is the punch;
Tact is the clever footwork.
- Wilson Mizner

Tact is the discrimination of differences.
It consists in conscious deviations.
- Theodor Adorno

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
- Isaac Newton

 

Without tact you can learn nothing.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Tact is to lie about others as you would have them lie about you.
- Oliver Herford

It is tact that is golden, not silence.
- Samuel Butler


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I have the necessary lack of tact.
- Ted Koppel

Tact is one of the first mental virtues,
the absence of it is fatal to the best talent.
- William Gilmore Simms

Tact in audacity is knowing how far you can go without going too far.
- Jean Cocteau

Tact is after all a kind of mind reading.
- Sarah Orne Jewett

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

If you use tact you can say anything,
then make it funny.
- Dane Cook

Silence and tact may or may not be the same thing.
- Samuel Butler

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

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

It is a wonderful advantage to a man,
in every pursuit or avocation,
to secure an adviser in a sensible woman.
In woman there is at once a subtle delicacy of tact,
and a plain soundness of judgement,
which are rarely combined to an equal degree in man.
A woman, if she be really your friend,
will have a sensitive regard for your character, honor, repute.
She will seldom counsel you to do a shabby thing:
for a woman friend always desires to be proud of you.
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton

I say what I feel.
I try to be tactful, but I can't not say what I feel.
I have a really big problem with that.
- Sherilyn Fenn

To be meek, patient, tactful, modest,
honorable, brave, is not to be either manly or womanly;
it is to be humane.
- Jane Harrison

The best of merchandise will go back to the shelf unless
handled by a conscientious,
tactful salesman.
- James Cash Penney

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

Never allow a person to tell you NO
who doesn't have the power to say YES.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

Today is a Happy Day because I say it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
- Carl Jung

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
- Joseph Campbell

What you do speaks so loudly
that I cannot hear what you say.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes,
and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

To say "too busy" is merely
to say "confused priorities."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Know the power of kindness.
Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go,
radiate your kindness to all.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not
- George Bernard Shaw

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

Mind what people do, not only what they say,
for deeds will betray a lie.
- Terry Goodkind

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Today, I say yes to forgiving.
I commit to being for-giving love
and for-giving compassion in all areas of my life.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say "YES" to the opportunities life offers me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever I look in the mirror,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say that Today is a Perfect Day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

So long as the memory of certain
beloved friends lives in my heart,
I shall say that life is good.
- Helen Keller

Life is a nurturing mother,
when you just remember to say "thank you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I hear "you have to...",
I say that there is nothing I "HAVE TO" do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

So long as we are loved by others,
I would almost say that we are indispensable;
and no man is useless while he has a friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay
and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A.
I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism,
but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists
to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
- Jimmy Carter


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