Boethius - The Consolation of Philosophy - If one thing is distinct from another
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Boethius – The Consolation of Philosophy
'…. if one thing is distinct from another, it cannot be the thing from which it is perceived to be distinct. So that which by its own nature is something distinct from supreme good, cannot be supreme good; but this is something we may not hold about Him to whom we agree there is nothing superior. It is impossible for anything to be by nature better than that from which it is derived. I would therefore conclude with perfect logic that that which is the origin of all things is in its own substance supreme good'
'But we have agreed that supreme good is the same as happiness'
'So that we have to agree that God is the essence of happiness'
by the same logic as men become just through the possession of justice or wise through the possession of wisdom, so those who possess divinity necessarily become divine. Each happy individual is therefore divine. While only God is so by nature, as many as you like become so by participation.