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Ch. 44 Sentence 1
Beck Fame or your life, which do you love more? Life or material wealth, which is more valuable? Loss or gain, which is worse?
Blackney Which is dearer, fame or self? Which is worth more, man or pelf? Which would hurt more, gain or loss?
Bynner Which means more to you, You or your renown? Which brings more to you, You or what you own? And which would cost you more If it were gone?
Byrn Which is more important, your honor or your life? Which is more valuable, your possessions or your person? Which is more destructive, success or failure?
Chan Which does one love more, fame or one's own life? Which is more valuable, one's own life or wealth? Which is worse, gain or loss?
Cleary Which is closer, your name or your body? Which is more, your body or your possessions? Which is more destructive, gain or loss?
Crowley What shall it profit a man is he gain fame or wealth, And lose his life?
Hansen Your name or your self - which is closest to you? Your self and commodities - which counts as more? Obtaining and losing - which is a defect?
LaFargue Your fame or your self, which is closer to you? Your self or your possessions, which counts for more? Gaining or losing, which brings the pain?
Legge 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?
Lindauer Name or body, which is more prized? Body or wealth, which is more abundant? Obtaining or losing, which is the greater fault?
LinYutan Fame or one's own self, which does one love more? One's own self or material goods, which has more worth? Loss (of self) or possession (of goods), which is the greater evil?
Mabry Fame of self: which is more important? Your possessions or your person: which is worth more to you? Gain or loss: which is worse?
McDonald Fame or one's own self, which matters most? Nay, which does one love more? Which should one love more, fame or one's own life? Which is more valuable, one's own life or wealth? One's own self or things bought, the solid goods, which should really count most? Which is worse, gain or loss? Could it be loss (of self) or possession which is the greater evil? [Which gain is the greater evil here?]
Merel Health or reputation: which is held dearer? Health or possessions: which has more worth? Profit or loss: which is more troublesome?
Mitchell Fame or integrity: which is more important? Money or happiness: which is more valuable? Success of failure: which is more destructive?
Muller Which is dearer, fame or your life? Which is greater, your life or possessions? Which is more painful, gain or loss?
Red Pine Which is more vital fame or health which is more precious health or riches which is more harmful loss or gain
Ta-Kao Fame or your person, which is nearer to you? Your person or wealth, which is dearer to you? Gain or loss, which brings more evil to you?
Walker Which is more precious, fame or health? Which is more valuable, health or wealth? Which is more harmful, winning or losing?
Wayism  
Wieger Is not the body more important that reputation? Is life not of more consideration that wealth? Is it wise to risk a great loss for a small advantage?
World Your name or your self: which is more important? Your self or your possessions: which are more valuable? Gain or loss: which is more destructive to peace and harmony
Wu As for your name and your body, which is the dearer? As for your body and your wealth, which is the more to be prized? As for gain and loss, which is the more painful?


Ch. 44 Sentence 2
Beck Therefore those who desire most spend most. Those who hoard most lose most.
Blackney The mean man pays the highest price; The hoarder takes the greatest loss;
Bynner The niggard pays, The miser loses.
Byrn Because of this, great love extracts a great cost and true wealth requires greater loss.
Chan Therefore he who has lavish desires will spend extravagantly. He who hoards will lose most heavily.
Cleary Extreme fondness means great expense, and abundant possessions mean much loss.
Crowley If a man cling to fame or wealth, he risks that is worth more.
Hansen For this reason, superlative love certainly has great cost. Much storage certainly increases losses.
LaFargue Indeed: Very fond, much expended much hoarding, heavy loss.
Legge Thus we may see, Who cleaves to fame Rejects what is more great; Who loves large stores Gives up the richer state.
Lindauer So appropriately Being very fond seeds great cost What is abundantly stashed seeds heavy loss.
LinYutan Therefore: he who loves most spends most, He who hoards much loses much.
Mabry Therefore, to be obsessed with "things" is a great waste, The more you gain, the greater your loss.
McDonald Therefore: he who loves most spends most. He who has lavish desires could spend extravagantly. He who hoards much could lose much. Who hoards much is in for losing heavily if who has hoarded most could suffer the heaviest loss.
Merel Great love incurs great expense, And great wealth incurs great fear,
Mitchell If you look to others for fulfilment, you will never truly be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself.
Muller Therefore we always pay a great price for excessive love And suffer deep loss for great accumulation.
Red Pine the deeper the love the higher the cost the bigger the treasure the greater the loss
Ta-Kao Over-love of anything will lead to wasteful spending; Amassed riches will be followed by heavy plundering.
Walker The more excessive your love, the greater your suffering. The longer you hoard, the heavier your losses.
Wayism  
Wieger He who is a great lover, wears out (his heart). He who amasses great wealth, heads toward ruin (by theft or confiscation).
World He who values his name separates from the oneness of humanity and experiences suffering. Accumulating always creates confusion. A man in harmony does not distinguish gain or loss.
Wu Thus, an excessive love for anything will cost you dear in the end. The storing up of too much goods will entail a heavy loss.


Ch. 44 Sentence 3
Beck Those who are contented are not disappointed. Those who know when to stop prevent danger. Thus they can long endure.
Blackney A man content is never shamed, And self-restrained, is not in danger: He will live forever.
Bynner The least ashamed of all men Goes back if he chooses: He knows both ways, He starts again.
Byrn Knowing when you have enough avoids dishonour, and knowing when to stop will keep you from danger and bring you a long, happy life.
Chan He who is contented suffers no disgrace. He who knows when to stop is free from danger. Therefore he can long endure.
Cleary If you know when you have enough, you will not be disgraced. If you know when to stop, you will not be endangered. It is possible thereby to live long.
Crowley Be content, not fearing disgrace. Act not, And risk not criticism. Thus live you long, without alarm.
Hansen Knowing to 'sufficient' does not disgrace. Knowing to 'stop' does not endanger. You can endure longer.
LaFargue Be content and there will be no disgrace. Know to stop and there will be no danger. And you can last very long.
Legge Who is content Needs fear no shame. Who knows to stop Incurs no blame. From danger free Long live shall he.
Lindauer Know enough, lack disgrace Know to stop, lack danger Growth and the long-lasting can happen.
LinYutan The contented man meets no disgrace; Who know when to stop runs into no danger - He can long endure.
Mabry Being content with what you have been given, You can avoid disgrace. Knowing when to stop, You will avoid danger. That way you can live a long and happy life.
McDonald The contented man could meet no disgrace; Who stops in time knows when to stop. Who stops in time nothing can harm if free from danger he can long endure and feel forever safe and secure. He can long endure who stays forever safe and secure -
Merel But contentment comes at no cost. For who knows when to stop Does not continue into danger, And so may long endure.
Mitchell 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.
Muller Knowing what is enough, you will not be humiliated. Knowing where to stop, you will not be imperiled And can be long-lasting.
Red Pine who knows contentment suffers no shame who knows restraint encounters no trouble
Ta-Kao Therefore, he who knows contentment can never be humiliated; He who knows where to stop can never be perishable; He will long endure and thus lives long
Walker Knowing what is enough is freedom. Knowing when to stop is safety. Practice these, and you'll endure.
Wayism  
Wieger Whereas he who is modest courts no disgrace; he who is moderate does not perish, but endures.
World A man who refuses to judge or make distinctions will never become lost or confused. He will experience peace and harmony within the oneness of Infinity
Wu To know when you have enough is to be immune from disgrace. To know when to stop is to be preserved from perils. Only thus can you endure long.