Tasty foods are like poison that perforates your intestines and erodes your bones. So long as you only eat until you are half full no harm will ensue. Pleasure seeking damages your body and morality. Enjoy a little bit of it, and you will have no regrets afterwards.
Foods agreeable to the taste are all like drugs which are liable to hurt intestines and stomach; but if you assume only half of them they will do you no harm. Things pleasant to the mind are all media which easily bring forth disgrace and ruin; but if you go only half way in the enjoyment they will invite no regret.
Dainty foods are all poison that corrupts intestines and bones, but they will do no harm if you only make yourself half full; gratifying things are all agents that lead to physical and moral ruin, but they will bring no regret if you only seek partial gratification.
Tasty foods can rot my bowels and decay my bones. In moderation, however, they are not very harmful. Taking pleasure in congenial activities can crush my reputation and destroy my virtue. In moderation, however, they are not cause for regret.
（Robert Aitken & Daniel W. Y. Kwok 譯）