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Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu - chapter 44

Fame or self: Which matters more?
Self or wealth: Which is more precious?
Gain is loss; Which is more painful?

He who is attached to things will suffer much.
He who saves will suffer heavy loss.
A contented man is never disappointed.
He who knows when to stop does not find himself in trouble.
He will stay for ever safe.


(translation by Gia-fu Feng and Jane English)


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