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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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'Tis ill talking of halters in the house of a man that was hanged.
~ Miguel De Cervantes - [Tact and Tactfulness]

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A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
~ Benjamin Franklin - [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.
~ Quentin Crisp - [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.
~ Henry James - [Tact and Tactfulness]

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Forbear to mention what thou canst not praise.
~ Matthew Prior - [Tact and Tactfulness]

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It is tact that is golden, not silence.
~ Samuel Butler - [Tact and Tactfulness]

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One shouldn't talk of halters in the hanged man's house.
~ Miguel De Cervantes - [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.
~ Benjamin Disraeli - [Tact and Tactfulness]

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Silence is not always tact, but it is tact that is golden, not silence.
~ Samuel Butler - [Tact and Tactfulness]

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Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far we may go too far.
~ Jean Cocteau - [Tact and Tactfulness]

 

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