THE13 VIRTUES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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The 13 Virtues of Benjamin Franklin

TEMPERANCE – Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.

SILENCE – Speak not, but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.

ORDER – Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.

RESOLUTION – Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.

FRUGALITY – Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.

INDUSTRY – Lose no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.

SINCERITY – Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.

JUSTICE – Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.

MODERATION – Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.

CLEANLINESS – Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation.

TRANQUILLITY – Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.

CHASTITY – Rarely use venery, but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.

HUMILITY – Imitate Jesus and Socrates.

These virtues I share with you, with love. Please share them with others, with love!
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