Wednesday, June 29, 2011

dr. diver on good manners

"Good manners are an admission that everybody is so tender that they have to be handled with gloves. Now, human respect - you don't call a man a coward or a liar lightly, but if you spend your life sparing people's feelings and feeding their vanity, you get so can't distinguish what should be respected in them."

from Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald