Daodejing 44

Your money or your life—
which is worth more to you?

Reputation or life—which
is more important to you?

Lose your possessions,
lose your life—

which brings more
sorrow and pain?

Clinging to reputation means
letting go of what is important.

Clutching at possessions means
letting go of greater riches.

Contentment finds no shame;
discretion finds no dishonor;

follow these and live long.

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