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Tao te Ching

44 Fame and life, which one is of intimacy? Life and wealth, which one is of importance? To gain one but to lose the other, which is of harm? Therefore, if one’s desires are great, one would result in exhaustion. Overstock shall result in heavy loss. He who is contented will not suffer disgrace. He who knows his true nature will not incur danger. It is in this Way that one can long endure.

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