If you don’t have anything nice to say, say it in a clever way.
“A modest little person, with much to be modest about.” – Winston Churchill
“He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.” – Abraham Lincoln
“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it.” – Groucho Marx
“I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.” – Mark Twain
“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde