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    « Generosity | Main | Improving Our Character »
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    Sage Advice from the Past

    This wisdom was gathered by our elder statesman, Benjamin Franklin. He lived by these virtues.

    He was temperate in the amount of food and drink he ingested. Mr. Franklin learned to speak only when it was good for the person or situation. Constantly, he adjusted his priorities, so minor issues did not replace major issues. Mr. Franklin was noted for his tranquility because he avoided useless arguments. Resolutions were made and always kept even if circumstances made keeping them inconvenient. The old fashioned term is frugal. That means he spent his money carefully. Mr. Franklin was industrious and kept his mind and body busy. Honesty and sincerity were his trademark, so he never stooped to use deceit. He called this virtue justice. In other words, he avoided extremes. Cleanliness was next to godliness.

     

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