Tact Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old tact quotes, tact sayings, and tact proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Tact is giving a person a pat on the back when you feel like giving him a kick in the pants. Evan Esar
Tact is the art of building a fire under people without making their blood boil. Franklin P. Jones
In the battle of existence, talent is the punch; tact is the clever footwork. Wilson Mizner
Tact is the ability to step on a man's toes without messing up the shine on his shoes. Harry S. Truman
Honey, tact is for people who aren't witty enough to be sarcastic. Karen Walker
Tact is the ability to make a person see lightning without letting him feel the bolt. Orlando A. Battista
Tact is the ability to shut your mouth before someone else does it for you. Evan Esar
People with tact have less to retract. Arnold H. Glasow
It is tact that is golden, not silence. Samuel Butler
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. Abraham Lincoln
Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. Isaac Newton
Tact is a combination of good temper, ready wit, quickness of perception and ability to take in the exigency of the occasion instantly. Orison Swett Marden
Nowadays, tact is the last thing you would expect from a social setting and being blunt is even considered a quality that one should possess if he or she wants to make it big. Monet Lu
Tact ... is the unsaid part of what you think.... And there is only one thing more potent--its opposite--the unthought part of what you say. Henry Van Dyke
Tact is the oil which lubricates society and prevents its harsh and heterogeneous particles from grating against each other; and in proportion as a person possesses this valuable emollient, so will he go roughly or smoothly through the world. Charles William Day
Tact is the intelligence of the heart. unknown
The secret of man's success resides in his insight into the mood's of people, and his tact in dealing with them. Josiah Gilbert Holland
Without tact you can learn nothing. Tact teaches you when to be silent. Inquirers who are always questioning never learn anything. Benjamin Disraeli
Tact is ability to see others as they wish to be seen. unknown
Tact in audacity is knowing how far you can go without going too far. Jean Cocteau
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
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 Simms
Tact is the rare ability to keep silent while two friends are arguing, and you know both of them are wrong. Hugh Allen
The use of tact is always needful but it is especially necessary when speaking a truth that may strike a sensitive nerve in another. Robert E. Fisher
Tact is a relation in which a nonverbal stimulus or circumstance acts as a discriminative stimulus for a verbal response. H. W. REESE & L. J. PARROTT
Tact is after all a kind of mind reading. Sarah Orne Jewett
Tact is the unsaid part of what you think. Henry Van Dyke
Tact is the discrimination of differences. It consists in conscious deviations. Theodor W. Adorno