August 20th, 2007
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.