ALAIN DE BOTTON, The Architecture of Happiness
Wealth is not an absolute. It is relative to desire. Every time we yearn for something we cannot afford, we grow poorer, whatever our resources. And every time we feel satisfied with what we have, we can be counted as rich, however little we may actually possess.
ALAIN DE BOTTON, Status Anxiety
The largest part of what we call 'personality' is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness.
ALAIN DE BOTTON, attributed, "22 Calming Quotes for People with Anxiety", Psychology Today, September 17, 2014