Monday, September 5, 2011

Benjamin Franklin's 13 virtues

1.Temperance: Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation

2.Silence: Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversations

3.Order: Let all the things have their places; let each part of your business have its time

4.Resolution: Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve

5.Frugality: May no expense but to do good to others or yourself; that is, waste nothing

6.Industry: Lose not time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions

7.Sincerity: Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly; speak accordingly

8.Justice: Wrong none by doing injustice or omitting the benefits that are your duty

9.Moderation: Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think you deserve

10.Cleanliness: Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes or habitation

11.Tranquility: Be not disturbed at trifles or accidents common or unavoidable

12.Chastity: Rarely use venery but for health or offspring; never to dullness, weakness or the injury or your own or another's peace or reputation

13.Humility: Imitate Jesus or Socrate

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