paisley Posted September 2, 2005 Report Share Posted September 2, 2005 bumped into this earlier today, thought I'd share... a plan for living Benjamin Franklin came up with when he was 20, and claimed to follow until he died around 801. Temperance: Eat not to dullness and 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. Forebear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.10. Cleanliness: Tolerate no uncleanness in body, clothes or habitation.11. 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.12. Tranquility: Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.13. Humility: Imitate Jesus and Socrates. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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