Maximas vero virtutes jacere omnes necesse est, voluptate dominante.

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Maximas vero virtutes jacere omnes necesse est, voluptate dominante.
"It is truly unavoidable that all virtues lie prostrate, if pleasure is master."

— Cicero, De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum, Lib. II, xxxv.117

A sad meditation on the damage that befalls all kinds of virtue, both public and private, when self-indulgence becomes dominant.
 
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