Cicero quote on pain

“There is no one who loves pain itself, who seeks after it and wants to have it, simply because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some greater advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure? ” 

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC)

 

Posted on the Marathon Finishers group on LinkedIn

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