Lorem Ipsum

Every so often, I need to fill in text in a mockup, sample, wireframe or whatever.

A common thing to do, is take use some dummy text. In fact, the standard dummy text has been in use since the 1500s and is Latin text, starting with “Lorem ipsum…..”

There is a rough translation at the bottom of this post, from the Wikipedia article on this subject.

Sample Paragraphs

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla eget pellentesque tortor. Suspendisse accumsan gravida justo, nec sodales ipsum vulputate viverra. Sed ex quam, vulputate eu pellentesque blandit, lobortis ac lacus. Suspendisse leo felis, convallis in elit mollis, imperdiet aliquet tortor. Integer et lacinia diam, nec consectetur quam. Nam laoreet elit libero, ut ultricies erat varius at. Vivamus cursus nunc vel mi porta, a tempor ante placerat. Ut vel nibh vestibulum, ultrices elit ac, facilisis lectus. Fusce non molestie mi. Maecenas iaculis dolor libero, ac cursus mauris vestibulum eu. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Suspendisse id turpis et felis accumsan euismod. Vestibulum volutpat lorem eget orci vehicula, vel fringilla justo interdum. Aliquam dictum blandit molestie. Nullam maximus consequat erat, nec auctor ligula. Ut sollicitudin ornare tortor ac imperdiet.

Nulla tincidunt facilisis facilisis. Donec interdum eros sit amet rutrum iaculis. Morbi euismod commodo libero sed pellentesque. Sed ultrices nec arcu quis ullamcorper. Vivamus sit amet finibus sapien, et porttitor leo. Etiam ullamcorper arcu porttitor consequat viverra. Phasellus id nisi a tortor efficitur tincidunt finibus non odio. Vivamus in venenatis eros. Etiam eleifend sodales nulla. In diam massa, euismod sit amet venenatis lobortis, venenatis et massa. Nam feugiat ipsum id turpis consectetur, id laoreet ipsum tincidunt. Donec arcu nulla, interdum in felis a, commodo dictum urna. Interdum et malesuada fames ac ante ipsum primis in faucibus. Vestibulum porta mauris ut semper auctor. Vestibulum sit amet viverra odio.

In non laoreet ex. Cras pharetra enim in eros facilisis facilisis. Maecenas nibh magna, euismod in metus a, vulputate sodales odio. Nullam accumsan ex at hendrerit vehicula. Donec sagittis tristique fermentum. Vivamus eleifend ac nisl egestas condimentum. Suspendisse potenti. Pellentesque vehicula rhoncus sem, in efficitur nisl luctus ac. Praesent non lacus ut sem tincidunt laoreet lacinia eget odio. Suspendisse vitae massa maximus, sodales metus at, pellentesque lorem.

Nulla efficitur rutrum hendrerit. Praesent vehicula elit in arcu luctus, et tempus est pellentesque. Maecenas suscipit, augue non placerat accumsan, diam nibh ultrices diam, et accumsan sem purus quis turpis. Nulla dui lectus, dictum fermentum ligula eu, molestie rhoncus ante. Donec pellentesque vitae nunc sit amet euismod. Duis ultricies urna condimentum nisl sollicitudin, nec tincidunt urna ullamcorper. Nullam dictum mattis sodales. Nam placerat nisi eu enim interdum dapibus. Maecenas hendrerit porttitor neque non consectetur. Mauris in volutpat ante, non imperdiet quam.

Etiam nec nisi nec nisi semper tincidunt non a odio. Nam auctor, quam vel bibendum congue, neque felis dignissim urna, nec varius risus metus nec orci. Praesent quis ultricies sem, at condimentum leo. Praesent sit amet dictum nunc, ac molestie lectus. Ut lorem ligula, congue eget turpis non, consequat condimentum sem. Pellentesque dolor tortor, ultricies a enim eget, dignissim congue velit. Fusce orci orci, ultricies at ligula quis, tempus scelerisque lectus. Suspendisse sollicitudin ac orci sed dignissim. Vestibulum id vehicula mauris, non condimentum diam. Duis interdum lorem quis viverra rutrum. Nunc nulla nulla, vehicula quis magna vitae, eleifend lobortis elit. Sed sit amet libero ac metus vehicula accumsan eget vitae odio. Aliquam erat volutpat. Proin elit nisl, cursus nec tempor sit amet, porta ac sem. Integer sagittis mollis consequat.

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  • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.
  • Praesent vel nibh congue tellus viverra sodales et molestie justo.
  • Morbi sit amet arcu tristique, volutpat libero et, mollis dolor.
  • Integer consequat sem sed dui euismod, eu dapibus diam lacinia.
  • Donec ac diam fringilla, euismod ante id, convallis ligula.
  • Mauris eget tellus ac erat ultrices facilisis.
  • Suspendisse sollicitudin justo non dolor iaculis, nec finibus magna commodo.
  • Mauris luctus ex et ante accumsan, sed malesuada dui hendrerit.
  • Vivamus finibus libero vitae lectus porttitor, nec fringilla velit ultrices.
  • Nulla tincidunt sapien quis orci vulputate fringilla.
  • Sed vitae nibh feugiat, viverra nibh nec, lacinia leo.
  • Quisque non nunc et metus congue tristique quis ut turpis.
  • Vivamus non est pulvinar, sollicitudin odio nec, tempus nunc.
  • Vivamus eu lectus sed risus lobortis hendrerit id sed felis.


H. Rackham’s 1914 translation

[32] But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing of a 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 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 whochooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?

[33] On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; 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 cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammeled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided. But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains.

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