Nothing is miserable but what is thought so, and contrariwise, every estate is happy if he that bears it be content.

Adeo nihil est miserum nisi cum putes, contraque beata sors omnis est aequanimitate tolerantis.

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Original Citation

Boethius. De Consolatione Philosophiae [On the Consolation of Philosophy]. 524, bk. 2, poem 4.

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Boethius. The Consolation of Philosophy, translated by Victor Watts. Penguin Classics, 1999, bk. 2, poem 4.