2023, Travel/Reviews/Grand-Parenting

Benjamin Franklin’s 13 Virtues

Since my Daughter was 2 years old I have reminder her of the 13 Virtues daily. She memorized the first 5 at 2 years old. That one habit has been paramount in trying to guide the development of her habits and her character.


“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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