Virtues By Benjamin Franklin 1700s

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

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

3. Order: Let all your 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: Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing

6. Industry: Lose no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions

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

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

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

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

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

12. Chastity

13. Humility: Imitate Jesus and Socrates

Grin32 Grin32
31-35, M
1 Response Apr 16, 2010

Good ones. I copied for later reference. Ben rocked.