„Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves.“

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„Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
This appears to be a variation of a quote often attributed to Caskie Stinnett in 1960, "A diplomat...is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip" https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=kcycAQAAQBAJ&pg=PA90&dq=%22A+diplomat+is+a+person+who+can+tell+you+to+go+to+hell+in+such+a+way+that+you+actually+look+forward+to+the+trip.%22 but which appears to have been in common use in the 1950s and is first recorded in the Seattle Daily Times in 1953 as "Diplomat—one who can tell you to go to hades and make you look forward to the trip". http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/a_diplomat_is_a_person_who_can_tell_you_to_go_to_hell_so_that_you_look_forw/

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„Tact is the ability to step on a man's toes without messing up the shine on his shoes.“

—  Harry Truman American politician, 33rd president of the United States (in office from 1945 to 1953) 1884 - 1972

„Scientists are not known for the graces of courtesy and tact when commenting on the work of others.“

—  Scott L. Montgomery American geologist and writer
The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science, second edition, University of Chicago press, 2017, page 83 .

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„There is a time and place for tact.
And there are times when tact is entirely misplaced.“

—  Larry Niven American writer 1938
Context: 11) There is a time and place for tact. And there are times when tact is entirely misplaced.

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„Wouldn't it be conceited to suggest that I had the abilities to describe the deity?“

—  John Marks Templeton stock investor, businessman and philanthropist 1912 - 2008
Context: We may find the Divine to be 3,000 times what we think it is now. It's like asking the tulip there to explain you. The tulip is a beautiful creation, with millions of atoms cooperating with each other to produce great beauty, but ask that tulip to talk about you, and it can't do it. It doesn't have those perceptive abilities. Wouldn't it be conceited to suggest that I had the abilities to describe the deity?

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„If you declare Crocker's Rules, other people don't need to worry about being tactful to you.“

—  Eliezer Yudkowsky American blogger, writer, and artificial intelligence researcher 1979
Context: If you declare Crocker's Rules, other people don't need to worry about being tactful to you. (You still need to worry about being tactful to them — Crocker's Rules only work one way.) Promoting "Crocker's Rules" in "An Introduction to SL4" (2002) http://www.sl4.org/intro.html

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„I have trouble actually describing myself because I’m always suspicious of people who start describing themselves.“

—  Zooey Deschanel American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter 1980
Context: I have trouble actually describing myself because I’m always suspicious of people who start describing themselves. I’m like, “OK, why are you trying to tell me what you are?” As quoted in " Zooey sings! http://detroit.metromix.com/music/article/zooey-sings/517858/content" by Matt Pais in Metromix (21 July 2008).

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„It's a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.“

—  Elbert Hubbard American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher fue el escritor del jarron azul 1856 - 1915

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„"Tact" is insulting a man without his knowing it.“

—  John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher Royal Navy admiral of the fleet 1841 - 1920
p. 273. https://archive.org/stream/memoriesbyadmira00fishuoft#page/273/mode/1up

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