Section 1. of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum”, authored by Cicero in 45 BC

Section 1. of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum”, authored by Cicero in 45 BC

“Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error rest voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt explicabo. Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem quia voluptas sit aspernatur aut odit aut fugit, sed quia consequuntur magni dolores eos qui ratione voluptatem sequi nesciunt. Neque porro quisquam est, qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit, sed quia non numquam eius modi tempora incidunt ut labore et dolore magnam aliquam quaerat voluptatem. Ut enim ad minima veniam, quis nostrum exercitationem ullam corporis suscipit laboriosam, nisi ut aliquid ex ea commodi consequatur? Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit et celle-ci in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem eum fugiat quo voluptas nulla pariatur?”

Nor again can there be anybody who loves or pursues or really wants to acquire problems of itself, because it’s pain, but because occasionally situations take place in which toil and soreness can procure him some very nice satisfaction

“But I must let you know how all of this mistaken thought of denouncing pleasure and praising problems was given birth to and I provides you with a whole accounts associated with the program, and expound the particular instruction of the big explorer from the fact, the master-builder of real human glee. Not one person rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure alone, because it is pleasure, but because individuals who do not know how to pursue satisfaction rationally encounter effects being very agonizing. To capture a trivial example, which people previously undertakes laborious physical working out, except to get some positive aspect from this? But who may have any to get a hold of failing with a person just who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no frustrating consequences, or person who avoids a pain that produces no resulting enjoyment?”

“At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa et celle-ci officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet ut et voluptates repudiandae sint et molestiae non recusandae. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.”

1914 interpretation by H. Rackham

“alternatively, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike males who’re very beguiled and demoralized by charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by want, they cannot foresee the pain sensation and troubles which can be sure to ensue; and equivalent fault belongs to those people that do not succeed in their responsibility through weakness of will, the identical to claiming through shrinking from toil and discomfort. These circumstances is perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled as soon as absolutely nothing stops our having the ability to create that which we including best, every pleasures will be welcomed and every soreness stopped. In particular conditions and because of the promises of responsibility or perhaps the obligations of business it will often take place that delights have to be repudiated and annoyances acknowledged. The best guy thus always keeps within these issues to this idea of variety: he denies delights to secure additional greater joys, or otherwise he endures aches in order to prevent worse aches.”

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