A timely warning against the dangers of excess: your greed will come back to bite you in the end.
Fame or life: which matters more?
Life or material wealth: which is more valuable?
Loss or gain: which is worse?
Thus an excessive love for anything is bound to cost you dear in the end.
A vast hoard of wealth is bound to result in a heavy loss.
People who are contented will suffer no disgrace.
People who know when to stop will meet no harm.
As a result, they live a very long time.