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BEN FRANKLIN'S 13"

TEMPERANCE: Eat not to dullness and 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 go 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 injury or omitting the benefits that are your duty.

MODERATION: Avoid extremes. Forebear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.

CLEANLINESS: Tolerate no uncleaness of body, clothes or habitation.

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.

TRANQUILITY: Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.

HUMILITY: Imitate Jesus and Socrates.


From the comments on the How to live the Golden Rule in your life post. From there I went to here:

Zen Habits 18 Practical Tips for Living the Golden Rule. Great site and I've added them to my RSS feeds.

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