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Without tact you can learn nothing. Tact teaches you when to be silent. Inquirers who are always questioning never learn anything.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.

A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

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

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

Give thy thoughts no tongue, nor any unproportioned thought his act. Be thou familiar but by no means vulgar.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

Tact is ability to see others as they wish to be seen.

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Tact is the intelligence of the heart.

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To have the reputation of possessing the most perfect social tact, talk to every woman as if you loved her, and to every man as if he bored you.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

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.

Henry James (1843-1916) American author.

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.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.

It is tact that is golden, not silence.

Samuel Butler (1612-1680) British poet and satirist.