tact

A Quote by William G. Simms on absence, tact, and talent

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.

William G. Simms (1806 - 1870)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by unknown on mistakes and tact

Tact is rubbing out another's mistake instead of rubbing it in.

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A Quote by unknown on art, enemies, and tact

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

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A Quote by unknown on tact and talent

Tact is the rare talent for not admitting you were right in the first place.

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Source: Funny Funny World

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A Quote by Sir Hugh Percy Allen on ability, friendship, silence, and tact

Tact is the rare ability to keep silent while two friends are arguing, and you know both of them are wrong.

Sir Hugh Percy Allen

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A Quote by Sara Orne Jewett on kindness, mind, reading, and tact

Tact is, after all, a kind of mind reading.

Sara Orne Jewett (1849 - 1909)

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A Quote by Raymond Mortimer on art, people, and tact

Tact is the art of convincing people that they know more than you do.

Raymond Mortimer

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on friendship and tact

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 (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on mistakes and tact

Tact is rubbing out another's mistakes, not rubbing them in.

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

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A Quote by J.W. Glaisher on effort, good, instinct, learning, tact, trust, and work

The mathematician requires tact and good taste at every step of his work, and he has to learn to trust to his own instinct to distinguish between what is really worthy of his efforts and what is not.

J.W. Glaisher

Source: H. Eves Mathematical Circles Squared, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1972.

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