tact

A Quote by Howard W. Newton on enemies and tact

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

Howard W. Newton

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on opposites and tact

Tact is the unsaid part of what you think; its opposite, the unthought part which you say.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on tact

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You can't use tact with a Congressman. A Congressman is a hog. You must take a stick and hit him on the snout.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

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A Quote by Henry Brooks Adams on day, expectation, friendship, good, intention, men, newspapers, patience, respect, spirit, and tact

Had Grant been a Congressman one would have been on one's guard, for one knew the type. One never expected from a Congressman more than good intentions and public spirit. Newspaper-men as a rule had no great respect for the lower House; Senators had less; and Cabinet officers had none at all. Indeed, one day when Adams was pleading with a Cabinet officer for patience and tact in dealing with Representatives, the Secretary impatiently broke out: "You can't use tact with a Congressman! A Congressman is a hog! You must take a stick and hit him on the snout!" The secretary who made the remark "may well have been Adams's friend, Secretary of the Interior Jacob Dolson Cox," according to note 18 on p. 617.

Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)

Source: The Education of Henry Adams, ed. Ernest Samuels, chapter 17, p. 261 (1973). Originally published in 1906.

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A Quote by Franklin P. Jones on ability and tact

Tact is the ability to stay in the middle without getting caught there.

Franklin P. Jones (1906 -)

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A Quote by Theodore Seuss Geisel "Dr. Seuss" on justice, life, and tact

Step with care and great tact
And remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

Dr. Seuss (1904 - 1991)

Source: Oh, the Places You'll Go

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A Quote by Charles Horton Cooley on affection, age, children, evil, home, impulses, morality, nature, power, sharing, simplicity, success, tact, understanding, usefulness, and world

Simplicity is a pleasant thing in children, or at any age, but it is not necessarily admirable, nor is affectation altogether a thing of evil. To be normal, to be at home in the world, with a prospect of power, usefulness, or success, the person must have that imaginative insight into other minds that underlies tact and savoir-faire, morality and beneficence. This insight involves sophistication, some understanding and sharing of the clandestine impulses of human nature. A simplicity that is merely the lack of this insight indicates a sort of defect.

Charles Horton Cooley (1864 - 1929)

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A Quote by Arnold H. Glasow on people and tact

People with tact have less to retract.

Arnold H. Glasow

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on ability and tact

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

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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