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|Humes, James To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a |
wise man speaks. - Jonson, Ben If it requires great tact to speak to the purpose, it
requires no less to know when to be silent. - La Rochefoucauld, Francois De ...
|La Rochefoucauld, Francois De If it requires great tact to speak to the purpose, it |
requires no less to know when to be silent. - La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Passions are the only orators to always convinces us. - La Rochefoucauld,
Max Van Manen - 2002 - No preview
|Some people need constant smoothing. An observant writer says of tact: “I have |
seen many fine opportunities wasted by men of estimable character and more ...
Tact treats all complaints and kicks with consideration and kindness, welcomes
criticisms and knows when to be silent. ... Talk Less and Say More Nearly
everybody thinks himself in possession of this valued quality. ... Go slow and give
them all their own way, but in the end you have yours—if it's the best—just as
|And I ask you now, even supposing you do not care that your daughters should |
receive this sort of training, how can you ... and self-sacrificing in public matters, if
you allow those who have so often the greatest influence in forming their early ...
that women need to use great tact and patience in this matter, and that for want of
this tact and this consideration harm ... Do you try to make your homes more
attractive, not less so because you have begun to think in a somewhat wider
|But leaders must tell the good, the bad, and the ugly and findthe right words to |
avoid deliberately being offensive. Having to critique poor ... Another less
contemplated aspect of tact is silence. Knowing when to shutup can ... It is not
always necessary to filter your thoughts before you speak, although it's
generallya good idea. If an immediate warning is needed, like yelling “Take cover
!” in combat, naturally ...
|A single specimen .wi su ce :“ The party did not meet until just before the second |
bell had been rung, and Brassey, never ... and proving _his claim to llsuest-ship
by finishing with the said narrator at ;:t1rta\ope hbottle of champagne, not to
speak of ... he had appeared at Batley's in London, that Brimmer was completely
astounded. if be had been told that hewas duped, ... but his anxiety was, to be
exceedingly polite to her. lie did not exactly know how to achieve this great end;
but his first ...
|Now I have done for you, what I would certainly not have done to serve any |
purpose of my own — I have asked an audience of a lady whose interest with the
... It has been allowed me, and I am desirous that you should see her and speak
for yourself. ... speak to your Grace, in poor Effie's cause, I have less reason to be
shame-faced in speaking to a leddy. ... Just say what you think is likely to make
the best impression — look at me from time to time — if I put my hand to my cravat
|If we keep silent, then we don't learn how to voice our feelings and reactions to |
others. If we speak our, ... And our friends need this, too: As Lee speaks, I think
how often her efforts to be tactful have made me feel uneasy and distant with her.
She'd be a much better friend, I tell her, if she spoke out more — not less. And
|Talent is power — tact is skill : talent is weight — tact is iiioinculuin : talent knows |
what to do — tact knows how to do it ... For all t lie practical purposes of life tact
carries it against talent— ten to one. ... Talent makes the world wonder that il gets
on no faster, tact excites asto nishiiiciit that it gets on so fast : and the secret ... a
good name, tact a great one. ... It has a knack of slipping into place with a sweet
silence aud glib- iicm of movement, as a billiard ball insinuates itself into the