【译文】一个性情急躁的人，他的言行如烈火一般炽热，仿佛跟他接触的物体都会被焚烧；一个缺乏同情心刻薄寡恩的的，他的言行就 像冰雪一般冷酷，仿佛任何物体碰到他都会遭到残害。头脑顽固而呆板的人， 像死水朽本，已经完全断绝了生机，这都不是建功立业为社会人类造福的人。
【英文译文】An irascible person is like a raging fire; whatever he encounters he wants to burn it up. A mean person is as cold as ice; whatever he meets he wants to harm. A still and stubborn person is like stagnant water or rotten wood; he has lost all vitality. No matter what they do, such people find success and happiness elusive.
Those who have irascible temperament are as fierce as raging flames; whatever they come across they burn it up. Those who grudge their bestowing favors on others are as cold as ice; whatever they run into dead water or rotten wood, without any vitality. Such people mentioned above can hardly make contributions to the society and carry forward good fortune.