Don’t glorify heroes,
& people will not contend.
Don’t collect expensive rare goods,
& people will not steal.
Don’t show what people desire,
& hearts will not be disturbed.
Therefore the sage, when governing,
empties their minds,
fills their stomachs,
weakens their ambitions,
& strengthens their bones.
They constantly instruct people
lacking knowledge & desire.
They instruct knowledgable workers
to not be presumptuous.