Quotes of Finesse

“ Tact is to lie about others as you would have them lie about you. ”

- Oliver Herford

“ Silence is not always tact, but it is tact that is golden, not silence. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ 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

“ Diplomacy: The art of saying "nice doggie" until you can find a rock. ”

- Wynn Catlin

“ If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully. ”

- Kahlil Gibran

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

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy. ”

- Will Durant

“ Tact consists in knowing how far to go too far. ”

- Jean Cocteau

“ If a person has no delicacy, he has you in his power. ”

- William Hazlitt

“ Tact is the art of making guests feel at home when that's really where you wish they were. ”

- George E. Bergman

“ Tact is knowing how far to go too far. ”

- Jean Cocteau

“ Tact is, after all, a kind of mind reading. ”

- Sarah Orne Jewett

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

- Unknown

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

- Unknown

“ Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far we may go too far. ”

- Jean Cocteau

“ Experience is what allows us to repeat our mistakes, only with more finesse! ”

- Derwood Fincher

“ Forbear to mention what thou canst not praise. ”

- Matthew

“ 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

“ If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up. ”

- Les Brown

“ Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains, they drown in every drop. ”

- Charles de Gaulle

“ One shouldn't talk of halters in the hanged man's house. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way. ”

- Daniele Vare

“ 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

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

- Benjamin Franklin

“ It is tact that is golden, not silence. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ Tact is the intelligence of the heart. ”

- Unknown

“ Tact is the intelligence of the heart. ”

- Unknown

“ I mean, I'm a Chicago Irishman, I know how to finesse things. So at least, working with the young people I was able to accomplish pretty much what I wanted to. ”

- Andrew Greeley

“ Sounds like the blues are composed of feeling, finesse, and fear. ”

- Billy Gibbons

“ A lightweight, by definition, is a man who cannot assert his authority over the national press, cannot manipulate reporters, cannot finesse questions, prevent leaks or command a professional public relations operation. ”

- Timothy Crouse
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