Laotzu's Tao and Wu Wei, by Dwight Goddard and Henri Borel, , at sacred-texts.com
Heaven is eternal, earth is lasting. The reason why heaven and earth are eternal and lasting is p. 14 because they do not live for themselves; that is the reason they will ever endure.
Therefore the wise man will keep his personality out of sight and because of so doing he will become notable. He subordinates his personality and therefore it is preserved.
Is it not because he is disinterested, that his own interests are conserved?