Virtues to Live By

A virtue is a positive trait or quality deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting collective and individual greatness. 

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.
  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
    Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or anothers' peace or reputation.
  13. HUMILITY
    Imitate Jesus and Socrates
Have a confident and awesome day,

JD
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