Words and Quotes
Alain de Botton
28 May 1912 // 30 Sep 1990
Writer [Nobel 1973]
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The Myth of Growing Wiser with Age
I would like to believe in the myth that we grow wiser with age. In a sense my disbelief is wisdom. Those of a middle generation, if charitable or sentimental, subscribe to the wisdom myth, while the...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
"For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
"Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
"A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
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