Alain de Botton

“Setting people examination papers measuring wisdom rather than learning would probably result in an immediate realignment of the hierarchy of intelligence – and a surprising new élite. Montaigne delighted in the prospect of the incongruous people who would now be recognized as cleverer than the lauded but often unworthy traditional candidates.”

Alain de Botton, The Consolations of Philosophy
Read more quotes from Alain de Botton

Share this quote:
Twitter icon

Friends Who Liked This Quote

To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

All Members Who Liked This Quote

None yet!

This Quote Is From

The Consolations of Philosophy (Vintage International) The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton
15,566 ratings, average rating, 1,268 reviews

Browse By Tag