Benjamin Franklin was the only man who signed all four documents connected with the beginning of our nation; the Declaration of Independence, the Alliance with France, the Treaty with England, and the Constitution of the United States of America. When he was just 22 years old he wrote down 13 virtues he wanted to acquire.
Those qualities he listed were:
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. Continue reading “Benjamin Franklin’s 13 Virtues”