Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius

Profession : Philosopher
Nationality : Roman
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About : Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius was a philosopher of the early 6th century. He was born in Rome to the ancient and prominent Anicia family, which included emperors Petronius Maximus and Olybrius and many consuls. His father, Flavius Manlius Boethius, was consul in 487 after Odoacer deposed the last Western Roman Emperor. Boethius himself entered public life at a young age and was already a senator by the age of 25. He was consul in 510 in the kingdom of the Ostrogoths. In 522 he saw his two sons become consuls. Boethius was imprisoned and eventually executed by King Theodoric the Great, who suspected him of conspiring with the Eastern Roman Empire. While jailed, Boethius composed his Consolation of Philosophy, a philosophical treatise on fortune, death, and other issues. The Consolation became one of the most popular and influential works of the Middle Ages.

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius Quotes

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.
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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.
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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.
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Music is part of us, and either ennobles or degrades our behavior.
Nothing is miserable unless you think it is so.
Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
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