Lao-tzu on Knowing When to Stop

Which means more to you,you or your renown? Which brings more to you, you or what you own? I say what you gain is more trouble than what you lose.

Love is the fruit of sacrifice. Wealth is the fruit of generosity.

A contented man is never disappointed. He who knows when to stop is preserved from peril, only thus can you endure long.

—Lao-tzu, Tao Te Ching