Famous Alain de Botton Quotes

  • Being snappy is a symptom of an argument we forgot to have some way back. – Alain de Botton

    Being snappy is a symptom of an argument we forgot to have some way back.– Alain de Botton

  • Bitterness: anger that forgot where it came from. – Alain de Botton

    Bitterness: anger that forgot where it came from.– Alain de Botton

  • Maturity: knowing where you’re crazy, trying to warn others of the fact and striving to keep yourself under control. – Alain de Botton

    Maturity: knowing where you’re crazy, trying to warn others of the fact and striving to keep yourself under control.– Alain de Botton

  • Intuition is unconscious accumulated experience informing judgement in real time. – Alain de Botton

    Intuition is unconscious accumulated experience informing judgement in real time.– Alain de Botton

  • The most courageous act in politics is to try to understand your opponent. – Alain de Botton

    The most courageous act in politics is to try to understand your opponent.– Alain de Botton

  • Not being understood may be taken as a sign that there is much in one to understand. – Alain de Botton

    Not being understood may be taken as a sign that there is much in one to understand.– Alain de Botton

  • Just be yourself’ is about the worst advice you can give some people. – Alain de Botton

    Just be yourself’ is about the worst advice you can give some people.– Alain de Botton

  • The best cure for one’s bad tendencies is to see them in action in another person. – Alain de Botton

    The best cure for one’s bad tendencies is to see them in action in another person.– Alain de Botton

  • We read the weird tales in newspapers to crowd out the even weirder stuff inside us. – Alain de Botton

    We read the weird tales in newspapers to crowd out the even weirder stuff inside us.– Alain de Botton

  • Paying tax should be framed as a glorious civic duty worthy of gratitude – not a punishment for making money. – Alain de Botton

    Paying tax should be framed as a glorious civic duty worthy of gratitude – not a punishment for making money.– Alain de Botton