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    boethius Quotes

    Every man must be content with that glory which he may have at home.
    — Boethius
    tags: men 
     
    Man is so constituted that he then only excels other things when he knows himself.
    — Boethius
    tags: men 
     
    One's virtue is all that one truly has, because it is not imperiled by the vicissitudes of fortune.
    — Boethius
    tags: virtue 
     
    If there is anything good about nobility it is that it enforces the necessity of avoiding degeneracy.
    — Boethius
    No man can ever be secure until he has been forsaken by Fortune.
    — Boethius
    tags: men 
     
    The good is the end toward which all things tend.
    — Boethius
    Good men seek it by the natural means of the virtues; evil men, however, try to achieve the same goal by a variety of concupiscences, and that is surely an unnatural way of seeking the good. Don't you agree?
    — Boethius
    tags: evil  men  achieve  goal 
     
    Whose happiness is so firmly established that he has no quarrel from any side with his estate of life?
    — Boethius
    tags: happiness 
     
    All fortune is good fortune; for it either rewards, disciplines, amends, or punishes, and so is either useful or just.
    — Boethius
    tags: discipline 
     
    In other living creatures the ignorance of themselves is nature, but in men it is a vice.
    — Boethius
    tags: nature  men  living  ignorance 
     
    You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face but in your heart as well. Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart. Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
    — Boethius
    tags: heart  joy  sad  smile  law  fun 
     
    Music is part of us, and either ennobles or degrades our behavior.
    — Boethius
    tags: music 
     
    The completely simultaneous and perfect possession of unlimited life at a single moment.
    — Boethius
    tags: moment 
     
    Whose souls, albeit in a cloudy memory, yet seek back their good, but, like drunk men, know not the road home.
    — Boethius
    tags: men  memory  soul 
     
    Love has three kinds of origin, namely: suffering, friendship and love. A human love has a corporal and intellectual origin.
    — Boethius
    For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.
    — Boethius
    tags: adversity  misery 
     
    But by the same logic as men become just through the possession of justice, or wise through the possession of wisdom, so those who possess divinity necessary become divine. Each happy individual is therefore divine. While only God is so by nature, as many as you like may become so by participation.
    — Boethius
    tags: justice  nature  men  logic  divine  god  wise  wisdom 
     
    So dry your tears. Fortune has not yet turned her hatred against all your blessings. The storm has not yet broken upon you with too much violence. Your anchors are holding firm and they permit you both comfort in the present, and hope in the future.
    — Boethius
    No man is rich who shakes and groans Convinced that he needs more.
    — Boethius
    tags: men 
     
    Your mind is likewise blocked. But the right road awaits you still. Cast out your doubts, your fears and your desires, let go of grief and of hope as well, for where these rule the mind is their subject.
    — Boethius
    tags: desires  fear  grief  doubt  right  rules  mind  hope 
     
    Human perversity, then, makes divisions of that which by nature is one and simple, and in attempting to obtain part of something which has no parts, succeeds in getting neither the part- which is nothing- nor the whole, which they are not interested in.
    — Boethius
    tags: nature  human 
     
    The greatest misery in adverse fortune is once to have been happy.
    — Boethius
    tags: misery 
     
    Contemplate the extent and stability of the heavens, and then at last cease to admire worthless things.
    — Boethius
    tags: heaven 
     
    And it is because you don't know the end and purpose of things that you think the wicked and the criminal have power and happiness.
    — Boethius
    As far as possible, join faith to reason.
    — Boethius
    tags: faith 
     
    Love binds people too, in matrimony's sacred bonds where chaste lovers are met, and friends cement their trust and friendship. How happy is mankind, if the love that orders the stars above rules, too, in your hearts.
    — Boethius
    Indeed, the condition of human nature is just this; man towers above the rest of creation so long as he realizes his own nature, and when he forgets it, he sinks lower than the beasts. For other living things to be ignorant of themselves, is natural; but for man it is a defect.
    — Boethius
    tags: nature  men  living  human  creation 
     
    Balance out the good things and the bad that have happened in your life and you will have to acknowledge that you are still way ahead. You are unhappy because you have lost those things in which you took pleasure? But you can also take comfort in the likelihood that what is now making you miserable will also pass away.
    — Boethius
    tags: lost  comfort  bad  balance 
     
    Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
    — Boethius
    tags: law 
     
    Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it.
    — Boethius
    tags: happiness 
     
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