Section 1.10.32 of "Extremes of Good and Evil", written by Cicero in 45 BC


"But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of ​​denouncing pleasure and praising pain, the whole thing expound the actual teachings of the great truth and the master-builder of human happiness sufficient. None of pleasure itself, because it is pain or avoids, but because encounter consequences that are the pains of those who are to pursue pleasure rationally aware of them. nor Moreover, any person belonging to, those who would calmly ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, to obtain it wants to, but because they do not never be attached to the modes of the times of the fall so that the labor and sorrow, some great, look for the pleasure. Download information as a vCard E , which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with him who are in it, a pleasure that has no annoying consequences,or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure? "