||When the people do not fear what they ought to fear, that which
is their great dread will come on them.
||If the people do not fear the dreadful, the great dreadful will come, surely.
When people are too ignorant to fear the fearsome thing, then it will surely
Let them not thoughtlessly indulge themselves in their ordinary life; let them
not act as if weary of what that life depends on.
It is by avoiding such indulgence that such weariness
does not arise.
Let them not deem their lives narrow. Let them not deem their lot wearisome.
When it is not deemed wearisome, then it will not
Do not make the place where they dwell confining, the life they live wearisome.
If they are let alone, they will not become restless.
||Therefore the sage knows (these things) of himself, but does not parade (his
knowledge); loves, but does not (appear to set a) value
on, himself. And thus he puts the latter alternative away and makes choice of
||Therefore the holy man knows himself but does not display himself. He holds himself
dear but does not honor himself. Thus he discards the
latter and chooses the former.
||Therefore the wise man while not understanding himself regards himself, while
cherishing he does not overvalue himself. Therefore
he discards flattery and prefers regard.