Alain de Botton Quotes

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Anxiety is the handmaiden of contemporary ambition.

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The best cure for unrequited love: get to know them better.
— Alain de Botton

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Maturity: the confidence to have no opinions on many things.
— Alain de Botton

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Work finally begins when the fear of doing nothing exceeds the fear of doing it badly.
— Alain de Botton

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The art of parenting: how constantly to break a lot of bad news—without destroying all confidence and hope.
— Alain de Botton

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Office civilization could not be feasible without the hard take-offs and landings effected by coffee and alcohol.

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