Alain De Botton Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Alain De Botton quotes, Alain De Botton sayings, and Alain De Botton proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Social media has lots of benefits, but compared to Christianity, it tends to group people by interests. Religion puts you with people who have nothing in common except that you're human. Alain De Botton
Forgiveness requires a sense that bad behaviour is a sign of suffering rather than malice. Alain De Botton
Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect. Alain De Botton
The good life is not one immune to sadness but one in which suffering contributes to our development. Alain De Botton
Modern society tends to emphasize buoyancy and cheerfulness but we have to admit that reality is, for the most part, about grief and loss. Alain De Botton
Not being understood may be taken as a sign that there is much in one to understand. Alain De Botton
The moment we cry in a film is not when things are sad but when they turn out to be more beautiful than we expected them to be. Alain De Botton
There are in our spots of time / That with distinct pre-eminence retain / A renovating virtue.. / That penetrates, enables us to mount, when high, more high, and lifts us up when fallen. Alain De Botton
The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to. Alain De Botton
One of the best protections against disappointment is to have a lot going on. Alain De Botton
Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect. Alain De Botton
A good half of the art of living is resilience. Alain De Botton
Insomnia is a glamorous term for the thoughts you forgot to have in the day. Alain De Botton
Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason. Alain De Botton