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

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