By first recognizing false goods, you begin to escape the burden of their influence; then afterwards true goods may gain possession of your spirit.

Tu quoque falsa tuens bona prius, incipe colla iugo retrahere: Uera dehinc animum subierint.

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Original Citation

Boethius. De Consolatione Philosophiae [On the Consolation of Philosophy]. 524, bk. 3, poem 1.

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Boethius. The Consolation of Philosophy, translated by Victor Watts. Penguin Classics, 1999, bk. 3, poem 1.