Words and Quotes
Alain de Botton
27 Feb 1902 // 20 Dec 1968
Well, every little boy thinks he invented sin. Virtue we think we learn, because we are told about it. But sin is our own designing.
East of Eden
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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