Man likes to play chess; let’s get him some rocks. i now issue a new commandment: thou shalt do the dance. i once heard a wise man say there are no perfect men. only perfect intentions. let me tell you something my friend. hope is a dangerous thing. hope can drive a man insane. boxing is about respect. getting it for yourself, and taking it away from the other guy. multiply your anger by about a hundred, kate, that’s how much he thinks he loves you. that tall drink of water with the silver spoon up his ass.
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1914 translation by H. Rackham
“But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, 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 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?”