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Tao Te Chingby Lao-Tse

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Or fame or life, Which do you hold more dear? Or life or wealth, To which would you adhere? Keep life and lose those other things; Keep them and lose your life:--which brings Sorrow and pain more near?

Thus we may see, Who cleaves to fame Rejects what is more great; Who loves large stores Gives up the richer state.

Who is content Needs fear no shame. Who knows to stop Incurs no blame. From danger free Long live shall he.

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