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The Consolations Of Philosophy by Alain de Botton
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Jan 25, 2013

it was amazing
bookshelves: library-books, favourites

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and wish that I didn't have to return it to the library. The author artfully applies the philosophies, and the lives of those men who supplied them, into practical chunks that are both illuminating and relevant. Consolations indeed, through understanding and wisdom so eloquently conveyed.

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Alain de Botton
“Being incomprehensible offers unparalleled protection against having nothing to say...but writing with simplicity requires courage, for there is a danger that one will be overlooked, dismissed as simpleminded by those with a tenacious belief that the impassable prose is a hallmark of intelligence.”
Alain de Botton, The Consolations of Philosophy

Reading Progress

January 25, 2013 – Started Reading
January 25, 2013 – Shelved
February 9, 2013 –
page 91
"Wow! Forget religion & medicine - philosophy, where have you been! Philo, love; sophia, wisdom. So very true. Epicurus - happiness is - friendship, freedom and thought."
February 21, 2013 – Finished Reading
March 11, 2013 – Shelved as: library-books
March 11, 2013 – Shelved as: favourites

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