What is the latin phrase for knowing a mistake and doing it anyway

Latin Language Asked on August 25, 2021

I am trying to remember a Latin quote that says something like

I know I am wrong but I do it anyway.

I remember reading it in a book. It’s not much to go on, but if someone knows it, it will be nice to remember it again.

2 Answers

Half the story is here: Princess Medea falls in love with Jason, who with the Argonauts' is trying to recover the Golden Fleece.

The Golden Fleece, which drew the Argonauts out of their comfort zone, came from the Ram which carried two refugee children from the Athamantic Mountains in Greece. One of the children, Hellé, drowned in the Hellespont.

Answered by Hugh on August 25, 2021

I think I found the phrase, Video meliora, proboque, deteriora sequor. It is from Ovid's "Metamorphoses." I came across it while reading the Mayor of Casterbridge. Thanks for the comments, but I found it interesting because it doesn't mock the person for doing it; it's just tragic. Does anyone know the context of this phrase?

Answered by Liam on August 25, 2021

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