Below are thirteen virtues that I try to live by and I am doing my best to make these virtues habits to become an every day part of my life. Have I failed at some? Yes! I would by lying if I said that I have mastered each of these virtues. But I know when I fail and I make an effort to correct myself when I have failed. I am only human after all and by no means a saint. Yet that does not mean that I am not trying to improve. Every day is a step forward in my personal growth.
These virtues are ones that in 1726, at the age of 20, Benjamin Franklin created to develop his character.
Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.
Lose no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly; and if you speak, speak accordingly.
Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation.
Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or anothers' peace or reputation.
Imitate Jesus and Socrates
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