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Boethius Quotes

A Christian philosopher of the early 6th century.
(ca. 480 - 524 )

A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven.

Every man must be content with that glory which he may have at home.

For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.

He who has calmly reconciled his life to fate ... can look fortune in the face.

If there is a God, whence proceed so many evils? If there is no God, whence cometh any good?

In other living creatures the ignorance of themselves is nature, but in men it is a vice.
[Self Knowledge]

Music is part of us, and either ennobles or degrades our behavior.

Nothing is miserable unless you think it so.

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.