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It's my belief that history is a wheel. 'Inconstancy is my very essence,' says the wheel. Rise up on my spokes if you like but don't complain when you're cast back down into the depths. Good time pass away, but then so do the bad.



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



If first you rid yourself of hope and fear
You have dismayed the tyrant's wrath:
But whosoever quakes in fear or hope,
Drifting and losing his mastery,
Has cast away his shield, has left his place,
And binds the chain with which he will be bound.

Boethius (Consolation of Philosophy, 524)


Let not your spirit eat itself away for you are set in the sphere that is common to all, let your desire therefore be to live with your own lot of life, a subject of the kingdom of the world.



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



Mutability is our tragedy, but it's also our hope. The worst of time, like the best, are always passing away.



Speak out, hide it not in thy heart.

Boethius (Consolation of Philosophy, 524)


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

Boethius (Consolation of Philosophy, 524)


Nothing is miserable unless you think it is so.

Boethius (Consolation of Philosophy, 524)


He who has calmly reconciled his life to fate, and set proud death beneath his feet, can look fortune in the face.

Boethius (Consolation of Philosophy, 524)

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Boethius Biography

Born: 480
Died: 525

Boethius was a Roman philosopher. He is mostly known for his work, "Consolation of Philosophy" Which he wrote during his imprisonment before his execution.

Notable Works

Consolation of Philosophy (524)

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