Tao Te Ching verse 7 道德经
The Tao of heaven is eternal
and the earth abides.
What is the secret of their durability?
It is because they do not
live for themselves.
Therefore, the Sage puts herself last;
but finds herself up ahead.
She is detached from all things;
but finds herself safe and secure.
Because she remains selfless
her Self is realised.