Therefore all beings honor the Way
and value its Virtue.
51.2 The honor of the Way
and the value of Virtue
are not granted by anyone,
but are always naturally so.
So the Way gives birth and nurtures,
makes grow and develops,
completes and matures,
builds up and breaks down.
51.3 It produces but does not possess;
it acts without presumption,
it fosters growth without ruling.
This is called hidden Virtue.
Tao Teh Ching - Cleary Translation