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Alain de Botton
'Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed' – Homer (Van Gogh, Vase with Pink Roses, 1890) pic.twitter.com/vIWrekonoo
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'Civilisation is a hopeless race to discover remedies for the evils it produces.' –Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The School of Life's Turkish website is now live! Welcome Istanbul: theschooloflife.com/istanbul/
An introduction to the philosophy of John Rawls: thephilosophersmail.com/perspective/th…
What most of us who revere books feel - Anselm Kiefer, Book With Wings, Fort Worth, Texas. pic.twitter.com/5d1pSoNthY
The Kindle will never touch this: Anselm Kiefer - Constellation Book, 2004 pic.twitter.com/HcNtYBfrLJ
The most interesting 20th century political philosopher was John Rawls. He is the man to help with injustice: thephilosophersmail.com/perspective/th…
Art recontextualising the world - so we might notice the wonder of the damned thing. Olafur Eliasson, Riverbed. pic.twitter.com/ZophWD6g4g
Post-holiday, draw inspiration from the idea that what's 'boring home' for you is someone else's 'exciting abroad': thephilosophersmail.com/perspective/tr…
Everyone ends up with emotional baggage: the trick is to learn to carry it elegantly: theschooloflife.com/shop/emotional… pic.twitter.com/9x8W1st7MZ
If the US had learnt even a few things from Frank Lloyd Wright, what beauty there'd be. Taliesin West today. pic.twitter.com/wn4tBKDfrk
For paranoia about 'what other people think' : remember that only some hate, a very few love - and almost all just don't care.
The constant challenge of modern relationships: how to prove more interesting than the other's smartphone.
However troubled, a relationship is alive so long as 2 people stay ready to admit to their own madness with humour, apology and sorrow.
Why travelling tends to go a whole lot better once one throws away the guidebook: thephilosophersmail.com/perspective/tr…
It's a symptom of real stress that one can't find the energy to explain to others that one's stressed - & so one just seems mean instead.
What a benefit to a relationship not to expect everything from the relationship.
Great art may do no more than put a frame around an unfairly overlooked part of the world. Turrell's skyroom @_SMoCA pic.twitter.com/sINof7Qcyx
Why the ruins of Detroit are more instructive still than those of Greece or Turkey: thephilosophersmail.com/perspective/tr… pic.twitter.com/5XrePu4YbA
There's nothing trivial about that deep, almost insatiable longing for the sun: thephilosophersmail.com/perspective/tr… pic.twitter.com/Wqzxx3gsc0
If one could keep the spirit of this picture in mind at all times, how calm one would be... (southern Utah) pic.twitter.com/Te1TgFuPXw
Hotel rooms are the new monasteries: ideal places to withdraw from the world and think: thephilosophersmail.com/perspective/tr…
Lonely hotel rooms can be the best places to think and get a new perspective on your life: thephilosophersmail.com/perspective/tr… pic.twitter.com/HCJelWSJsy
'We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.' – Plato
Travel can be one of the best cures for shyness: thephilosophersmail.com/perspective/tr…
The therapeutic benefit of desserts: foodastherapy.org
What the Utah-Arizona desert might do for your psyche (live blog from your US correspondent): thephilosophersmail.com/perspective/tr…
Choosing a travel destination - and its relationship to psychology: thephilosophersmail.com/perspective/tr…
Travelling through Utah. It's hot and sublime. pic.twitter.com/NT8nxLnogd
Ideally when we travel, the outer journey should prompt and assist the inner journey: thephilosophersmail.com/perspective/tr…
When we know life is essentially so much darker than this, such scenes grow moving, rather than just nice. By Kobke pic.twitter.com/w0r4fJoBHH
'Sub specie aeternitatis' - from the perspective of the eternal. Spinoza's phrase, Hubble's interpretation. pic.twitter.com/FvUR6hDQWZ
Twitter's best philosopher lived in the 17th century and was called La Rochefoucauld: thephilosophersmail.com/virtues/the-gr…
'There are people who would never have fallen in love, if they hadn't heard there was such a thing.' La Rochefoucauld
'To say one never flirts is in itself a form of flirtation.' La Rochefoucauld
'We all have strength enough to bear the misfortunes of others.' La Rochefoucauld
Jonathan Safran Foer is a wise and great man (and not just for that little bit at the bottom): cultivatingthought.com/author/jonatha…
“Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error”. ― Marcus Tullius Cicero
'Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.' – Marcus Tullius Cicero
'When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.' – Friedrich Nietzsche
'The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.' – Marcus Aurelius
'All sins are attempts to fill voids.' – Simone Weil
'Conquer yourself rather than the world.' – René Descartes
'We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.' – Charles de Montesquieu
Religion should be replaced by culture: the great idea of the 19th century critic Matthew Arnold: thephilosophersmail.com/perspective/th…
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