Grinworthy Quotes (3)

Posted on October 30, 2014 by


Sorry for the gap between quotes. Here is Giovanni Boccaccio on philosophers and marriage from The early lives of Dante (New York: Frederick Unger, 1963, pp. 24–5):

Philosopher’s should leave [marriage] to wealthy fools, to noblemen, and to peasants, while they themselves find delight in philosophy, a far better bride than any other.

I doubt many would agree with Boccaccio these days so long as we interpret marriage broadly (common law, extended co-habitation etc.), but something to think about.