A snob is anybody who takes a small part of you and uses that to come to a complete vision of who you are.

Alain de Botton

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“A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success.” TEDGlobal 2009. Jul. 2009. Conference Presentation.

Source: "A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success." TEDGlobal 2009. Jul. 2009. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by author Alain de Botton defines a "snob" as someone who unfairly judges your character based on a single, petty criteria. The quote is from de Botton's 2009 TED Talk about why people have anxiety and insecurity about their level of career success. According to de Botton, a main reason why people feel dissatisfied with themselves is because they are surrounded by snobs. Watch the full TED Talk here: Alain de Botton - A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy of Success