happiness

Virgil’s last words to Dante occur in Canto XXVII of the Purgatory:

“Await no more a word or sign from me.

Your will is straightened, free, and whole — and not

To act upon its promptings would be wrong:

‘I crown and miter you lord of your self.”

I know of no more perfect account of human happiness and the goal of moral action.

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1 Comment

  1. RP said,

    September 24, 2010 at 2:39 am

    Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart and with thy whole soul and with all thy strength and with all thy mind: and thy neighbour as thyself.


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