Verse 17

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To know Tao alone, 
    without trace of your own existence, 
    is the highest 
Next come loving and praising it 
Then fearing it 
Then despising it 
If one doesn't trust himself 
    how can he trust anyone else? 
The great ruler speaks little 
    and his words and priceless 
He works without self-interest 
    and leaves no trace 
When all is finished, the people say, 
    "It happened by itself"