Is man a savage at heart skinned

Is man a savage at heart, skinned o’er with fragile Manners?  Or is savagery but a faint taint in the natural man’s gentility, which erupts now and again like pimples on an angel’s arse?  ~John Barth, The Sot-Weed Factor, 1960LCD

I dont think you want too much

I don’t think you want too much sincerity in society.  It would be like an iron girder in a house of cards.  ~W. Somerset MaughamCUL

Says the rude child 34no i wont

Says the rude child:  "No, I won’t do it."  Says the courteous grown-up:  "Yes, I won’t do it."  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN, TPV

Outcomes rarely turn on grand gestures or

Outcomes rarely turn on grand gestures or the art of the deal, but on whether you’ve sent someone a thank-you note.  ~Bernie Brillstein, The Little Stuff Matters Mostqtd in rdqq

Its not a slam at you when

It’s not a slam at you when people are rude – it’s a slam at the people they’ve met before.  ~F. Scott Fitzgerald