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!