Dr. Benjamin Franklin's 13 Virtues
The book, Wealth Virtues by
James Ward of Poor Richard Web Press outlines
the practice of Dr. Franklin's virtues as they apply to achieving wealth
using the Cycle of Positive Wealth© (Wisdom,
Intelligence, Planning, Action, Investing,
Inflow, and Credit).
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 it's 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 employ'd 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; forebear resenting injuries so
much as you think they deserve.
Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or
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 another's peace or
Imitate Jesus and Socrates