I wish they’d put this in some of our kid’s Happy Meals… From one of America’s Greatest thinkers…

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 your ought; perform without fail what you resolve.

Frugality–  Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; that is, 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 according.

Justice–  Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are you 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.


Humility–  Imitate Jesus and Socrates

Ben Franklin

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