Words: Wisdom

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Good fortune always seems to bring happiness, but deceives you with her smiles, whereas bad fortune is always truthful because by change she shows her true fickleness. Good fortune deceives, but bad fortune enlightens."

Boethius. The Consolation of Philosophy. Trans. Victor Watts. 

The institution I work for put together a summer reading primer for incoming freshman, with the idea that new students would read short excerpts three days a week throughout the summer. This quote comes from that slender compilation. It sparked a great discussion and had me pondering opposition, meaning, and truthfulness.


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