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Tact Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Tact are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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

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

 

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

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

I have the necessary lack of tact.
- Ted Koppel

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

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

Without tact you can learn nothing.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We cannot solve a problem by saying,
"It's not my problem."
We cannot solve a problem by hoping that
someone else will solve it for us.
I can solve a problem only when I say,
"This is my problem and it's up to me to solve it.
- M. Scott Peck

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Today is a Happy Day because I say it is.
- 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

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

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

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

Nothing others do is because of you.
What others say and do is a projection of their own reality.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

Grace isn't just a little prayer
you say before receiving a meal.
It's a way to live.
- Jackie Windspear

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

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

Humans are allergic to change.
They love to say, "We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

We are injured and hurt emotionally,
not so much by other people
or what they say and don't say,
but by our own attitude and our own response.
- Maxwell Maltz

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

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

Everyone hears what you say.
Friends listen to what you say.
Best friends listen to what you don't say.
- Anonymous

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

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

We disrespect ourselves and our free-will
whenever we say that we NEED to do something.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

When you have shut your doors, and darkened your room,
remember, never to say that you are alone,
for you are not alone, but God is within,
and your genius is within.
- Epictetus

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

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

Nothing I say can explain to you Divine Love
Yet all of creation cannot seem to stop talking about it.
- Rumi

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

Whenever I look at a human face,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

It's work only if I say it's work,
but it's play if I say it's fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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


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