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What is Lorem Ipsum?

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text which is widely used in the printing and typesetting industries. Since the 1500s, when an unknown printer scrambled a galley of type to construct a type specimen book, Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard sham text. It has not only lasted five centuries, but also the transition to electronic typesetting, remaining mostly intact. It gained popularity in the 1960s with the publication of Letraset sheets including Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with the inclusion of Lorem Ipsum versions in desktop publishing software such as Aldus PageMaker.

Where does Lorem Ipsum Come From?

Lorem Ipsum is not just random text, contrary to common assumption. It has origins in 45 BC ancient Latin literature, making it nearly 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, searched up one of the most difficult Latin terms, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage and located the undeniable source by going through the citations of the phrase in ancient literature. Lorem Ipsum is derived from Cicero's "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" (The Extremes of Good and Evil), published in 45 BC. This book is a popular treatise on the notion of ethics during the Renaissance. The opening line of Lorem Ipsum, "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet...", is taken from section 1.10.32.

For those who are interested, the standard piece of Lorem Ipsum used since the 1500s is reproduced here. Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of Cicero's "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" are also published in their precise original form, supplemented by English translations from H. Rackham's 1914 translation.

Why do People Use Lorem Ipsum?

It is a well-known truth that a reader will be distracted by a page's legible content when looking at its layout. The aim of employing Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less regular letter distribution, as opposed to using 'Content here, content here,' which makes it appear like legible English. Many desktop publishing tools and online page editors now employ Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for 'lorem ipsum' will reveal many new web pages. Various variants have emerged over time, sometimes by chance, sometimes by design (injected humour and the like).

Since the 1500s, this has been the customary Lorem Ipsum passage.

"Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat not proident, est culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum."

Cicero's "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum," published in 45 BC, contains Section 1.10.32.

"Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis natus error sit 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, odit, fugit, sed quia consequuntur magni dolores eos qui ratione voluptatem sequi nesciunt. Non numquam eius modi tempora incidunt ut labore et dolore magnam aliquam quaerat voluptatem. Ut enim ad minimum veniam, quis nostrum ullam corporis suscipit laboriosam, nisi ut aliquid ex ea commodi consequatur? Whose autem vel eum iure reprehendit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem eum fugiat quo voluptas nulla pariatur?"

H. Rackham's 1914 translation

"But first, I must explain how this erroneous notion of hating pleasure and praising suffering came to be, and I will give you a thorough explanation of the system, as well as expound the genuine teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure because it is pleasure; rather, those who do not know how to pursue pleasure logically face tremendously severe repercussions. There is no one who loves, chases, or craves suffering for the sake of pain, but because situations arise from time to time in which toil and agony might bring him immense joy. To take a simple example, who among us ever engages in strenuous physical activity unless we gain some benefit from it? But who has the right to criticize a guy who chooses to enjoy a pleasure with no unpleasant repercussions, or who avoids a pain with no resulting pleasure?"

Section 1.10.33 of Cicero's "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum," written in 45 BC.

"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 qui officia deserunt And all that is easy and quick to distinguish. Nam libre tempore, 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 et voluptates repudiandae sint et molestiae non recusandae Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat."

H. Rackham's 1914 translation

"On the other hand, we despise and despise men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of the moment's pleasure, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to follow; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. These are completely basic and distinct examples. Every pleasure is to be cherished and every sorrow avoided in a free hour, when our power of choice is unrestricted and nothing hinders us from doing what we want. However, in particular circumstances and due to claims of duty or commercial duties, joys must frequently be rejected and annoyances accepted. In these circumstances, the wise man constantly adheres to the principle of selection: he rejects pleasures in order to acquire greater pleasures, or he bears pains in order to avoid worse sufferings."

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