Not all people
Are fond of being flattered.
However, smooth talk
Is never unwelcome to anyone anywhere.
To accentuate one’s (own talents) is to deny others’ (talents).
Having modesty is (like) accumulating a great wealth.
To accept (others) is
The best way to increase one’s knowledge and experience.
Likewise, the fruit of patience and endurance
Is the best harvest of one’s mind-cultivation.
While we spend so much time to envy what others possess,
Why don’t we make use of the time we spend on envying
To enhance our abilities so as to obtain what we envy?