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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.
[Heaven]
 

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

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

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

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

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.
[Music]
 

Nothing is miserable unless you think it so.
[Misery]
 

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