October 28th, 2015

Golden Hair

The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius

An old book. Boethius, in prison, writes a dialogue with Philosophy, in which she recounts to him the many consolations that reflection and philosophy can bring him. For instance, his losses are not of goods of his own, but of Fortune's, and it would be better to remember they aren't his all the time, for otherwise he will suffer when Fortune is changeable and so changes.