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Status Anxiety, by Alain de Botton

In the chapter, “Philosophy”:

Cynics are, in the end, only idealists with awkwardly high standards.
– Alain de Botton, Status Anxiety (Powell’s | Indiebound)

De Botton is quite adept at aphorisms.
The chapter on “Art” has convinced me to read Mansfield Park, which I think is the only major Austen novel that I haven’t read yet. Unfortunately, it did [...]