SCARGILL, William Pitt Quotes
(1787-1836), English divine
Talent is wealth; taet is ready money.—Talent makes the world wonder that it gets on no faster; tact excites astonishment that it gets on so fast.—And the secret is that it makes no false steps, loses no time; takes all hints, and, by keeping its eye on the weathercock, it is able to take advantage of every wind that blows.
Talent is something, but tact is everything. Talent is serious, sober, grave, and respectable; tact is all that, and more too. It is not a seventh sense, but is the life of all the five. It is the open eye, the quick ear, the judging taste, the keen smell, and the lively touch; it is the interpreter of all riddles, the surmounter of all difficulties, the remover of all obstacles.