Accustomed to the veneer of noise, to the shibboleths of promotion, public relations, and market research, society is suspicious of those who value silence.
Hope is tomorrow's veneer over today's disappointment. - Evan Esar
...I believe that doubts, honestly expressed and wrestled with, produce a faith that is stronger and more intimate than doubts suppressed under the veneer of faith. - Sheila Walsh
Behind the polite veneer of civilization the beast is always lurking. - Marty Rubin
Straightforwardness intimidates people. They prefer the veneer, despite what they claim. - Donna Lynn Hope
Self-education is the only possible education; the rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child's nature. - Charlotte M. Mason