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Silence and tact may or may not be the same thing.
Tact in audacity is knowing how far you can go without going too far.
Some people mistake weakness for tact. If they are silent when they ought to speak and so feign an agreement they do not feel, they call it being tactful. Cowardice would be a much better name.
Tact is the unsaid part of what you think; it's opposite, the unthought part of which you say
Henry Van Dyke
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
If you use tact you can say anything, then make it funny.
Tact is after all a kind of mind reading.
Sarah Orne Jewett
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.
Talk to every woman as if you loved her, and to every man as if he bored you, and at the end of your first season you will have the reputation of possessing the most perfect social tact
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Tact is the discrimination of differences. It consists in conscious deviations.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
A man may lack everything but tact and conviction and still be a forcible speaker; but without these nothing will avail... Fluency, grace, logical order, and the like, are merely the decorative surface of oratory.
Charles Horton Cooley
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
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