A friend reminded me tonight of one of my favourite quotes by Winston Churchill. It makes me laugh every time:
"Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip."
That man said so many wise and witty things. There was always just enough truth behind his words to capture my attention. How I wish I could be as clever in my thoughts, as succinct in my expression, as completely secure and sure of myself as Mr. Churchill was. How I wish I could locate my book of his quotes that I have treasured for years and that I lost track of five or six moves ago.