The Book of the Right Way of Laozi – 44


Fame or life, which is more dear?
Life or wealth, which do you covet more?
Getting or dying, which is worse?
Truly, therefore, avarice will cost you dearly.
He who has the most, has the most to lose.
It is no disgrace to know when you have had enough.
Knowing when to stop averts danger.
Such a one lives long and prospers.