Alain de Botton

Switzerland
Born on 20 Dec 1969
Writer / Philosopher

In a secularising world, art has replaced religion as a touchstone of our reverence and devotion.

Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

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Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion

Alain de Botton

 

On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
Essays
On Destiny: "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
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
Essays