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Wednesday, 20 September 2017
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"It should be noted that children's games are not merely games. One should regard them as their most serious activities." (Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De - Leisure)

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Browse Quotations about Tact and Tactfulness

 
'Tis ill talking of halters in the house of a man that was hanged. - (Cervantes, Miguel De - Tact and Tactfulness)
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'Tis not seasonable to call a man traitor, that has an army at his heels. - (Selden, John - Tact and Tactfulness)
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A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar. - (Franklin, Benjamin - Tact and Tactfulness)
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Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they are like secret agents on a delicate mission, they must airily pass by a stinking mess with barely so much as a nod of the head, make their point of constructive criticism and continue on in calm forbearance. Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne. - (Crisp, Quentin - Tact and Tactfulness)
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Experience was to be taken as showing that one might get a five-pound note as one got a light for a cigarette; but one had to check the friendly impulse to ask for it in the same way. - (James, Henry - Tact and Tactfulness)
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Forbear to mention what thou canst not praise. - (Prior, Matthew - Tact and Tactfulness)
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Give thy thoughts no tongue, nor any unproportioned thought his act. Be thou familiar but by no means vulgar. - (Shakespeare, William - Tact and Tactfulness)
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It is tact that is golden, not silence. - (Butler, Samuel - Tact and Tactfulness)
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One shouldn't talk of halters in the hanged man's house. - (Cervantes, Miguel De - Tact and Tactfulness)
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Perseverance and tact are the two great qualities most valuable for all those who would climb, but especially for those who have to step out of the crowd. - (Disraeli, Benjamin - Tact and Tactfulness)
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Silence is not always tact, but it is tact that is golden, not silence. - (Butler, Samuel - Tact and Tactfulness)
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So long as the laws remain such as they are today, employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so; but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public. - (Sade, Marquis De - Tact and Tactfulness)
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Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far we may go too far. - (Cocteau, Jean - Tact and Tactfulness)
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Tact is ability to see others as they wish to be seen. - (Unknown, Source - Tact and Tactfulness)
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Tact is after all a kind of mind reading. - (Jewett, Sarah Orne - Tact and Tactfulness)
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