Tao Te Ching Chapter 12

The five colors blind the eyes of man;

The five musical notes deafen the ears of man;

The five flavors dull the taste of man;

Horse-racing, hunting and chasing madden the minds of man;

Rare, valuable goods keep their owners awake at night.


Therefore the Sage:

Provides for the belly and not the eye.

Hence, he rejects the one and accepts the other.

Tao Te Ching