四十四

名與身孰親?身與貨孰多?得與亡孰病?是故甚愛必大費﹔多藏必厚亡。
故知足不辱,
知止不殆,
可以長久。

sì shí sì

míng yŭ shēn shú qīn ?shēn yŭ huò shú duō ?de5 yŭ wáng shú bìng ?shì gù shèn ài bì dà fèi ; duō cáng bì hòu wáng
gù zhī zú bù rŭ
zhī zhĭ bù dài
kĕ yĭ cháng jiŭ

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Fame or integrity: which is more important?
Money or happiness: which is more valuable?
Success of failure: which is more destructive?

If you look to others for fulfillment,
you will never truly be fulfilled.
If your happiness depends on money,
you will never be happy with yourself.

Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.