"As we hunt wild beasts with toil and peril, and even when they are caught find them an anxious possession, for they often tear their keepers to pieces, even so are great pleasures: they turn out to be great evils and take their owners prisoner."
— Seneca, Lucius Annaeus (c. 4 B.C. - A.D. 65)
"Seeking with snares the wandering brutes to noose,"
"Making their hounds the spacious glade surround,
that he may follow their tracks, neglects far more desirable things, and leaves many duties unfulfilled, so he who pursues pleasure postpones everything to it, disregards the first essential, liberty, and sacrifices it to his belly; nor d[oes] he buy pleasure for himself, but sells himself to pleasure.
(Book VII, Chapter xiv, p. 220)