On Misery and Contentment

March 26, 2014
Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius

“Almost nothing is inherently miserable, unless you think it is. And contrariwise, a man who knows how to find contentment can be happy in almost any circumstance.”

Boethius. Consolation of Philosophy, Book II, Section IV. Trans. David R. Slavitt. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 2008. Print.


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