Book 3 Chapter 7: The Pleasures of Mind and Body

The Consolation of Philosophy

(e) Pleasure begins in the restlessness of desire, and ends in repentance. Even the pure pleasures of home may turn to gall and bitterness. Analysis – Boethius warns us off of bodily pleasures, through the mouth of Lady Philosophy, because they give you a hangover. *Bonus Content: a segment from a lecture by Dominican Father Dominic Legge, on the question of intellectual pleasure. You can find the original lecture here. .