“Tolerance means excusing the mistakes others make.Tact means not noticing them.”
“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.”
“To be meek, patient, tactful, modest, honorable, brave, is not to be either manly or womanly; it is to be human”
“Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.”
“Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.”
“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
“Perseverance and tact are the two great qualities most valuable for all men who would mount, but especially for those who have to step out of the crowd”
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