Tact is after all a kind of mind reading.
—Sarah Orne Jewett (1849–1909) American Children’s Books Writer, Novelist, Short Story Writer
Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
—Howard W. Newton
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 (1819–81) American Editor, Novelist
A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
—Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) American Political Leader, Inventor, Diplomat
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 (1843–1916) American-born British Novelist, Writer