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吾言甚易知   My words are easy to understand
甚易行   And easy to practice.
天下莫能知   Yet nobody understands them
莫能行   [O]r practices them.
言有宗   My words have an origin;
事有君   My actions have a principle.
夫唯无知   It is only because of your not understanding this
是以不我知   That you do not understand me.
知我者希   Since there are few who understand me
则我者贵   I am valued.
是以圣人被褐   Therefore the sage wears coarse clothes.
怀玉   Yet hides a jewel in his bosom.

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