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Benjamin Franklin’s 13 Virtues

I have been helping my 2 year old Daughter memorize the 13 Virtues this evening, we are up to number 5 – Frugality, we thought we would share…

“I propos’d to myself, for the sake of clearness, to use rather more names, with fewer ideas annex’d to each, than a few names with more ideas; and I included under thirteen names of virtues all that at that time occurr’d to me as necessary or desirable, and annexed to each a short precept, which fully express’d the extent I gave to its meaning.”

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