Thursday, May 14, 2009

Quote Play: Boethius

Famous men speak many wise things, they really do, I've been looking around quoted works and cited books, just t find what the true original words were. I found a site called BrainyQuote a while back and I've been taking quotes from there daily and applying them to my life, so here is a few broken down quotes I chose.

"A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven."
-Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius

Let's analyze Boethius first. His life was interesting and he lived it within the Roman Empire. He was a Christian (or a Pagan) philosopher of the 6th century who had grown within Rome. He led his life as any other, but was soon to be found wise and then elevated into the ranks of Rome hierarchy, achieving the rank of Magister Officiorum (the head of government and court services). His two sons also rose with him, becoming consuls under his wing. Boethius was to be executed in time, having been accused of a plot against the Roman Empire, allegedly working with Justin I of the Byzantine Empire. His remains were entombed in the church of San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro in Pavia. He is recognized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. His feast day is October 23. Pope Benedict XVI has insisted on his relevance to modern day Christians.

Boethius, though having been wrongly accused of crime, seem to have been a man of great merit and of remarkable genius. This quote resonates to me. It breathes will to live and to seek that someone. If there really is a someone for everyone. I really haven't been thinking that there would be a someone, but whoever that someone is, I dearly hope that they'll come soon.

Stopping for now, Matthias out.