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" 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. 4 RESOLUTION Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you... "
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year ... - Page 124
1834
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - Philosophers - 1818 - 566 pages
...fc. 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. 4. RESOLUTION.— Resolve to perform what you ought ; perform without fail what you resolve. 5. FRUGALITY.—...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: [Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1818 - 558 pages
...virtues, with their precepts, were; 1. TEMPERANCE — Eat not to dulness: drink not to elevation. 2. SILENCE.— Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself: avoid trifling conversation. 3. ORDER. — Let all your tilings have their places: let each part of your business have its time....
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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volume 81

English literature - 1818 - 638 pages
...diversity of opinion. The second virtue in Franklin's list is Silence, followed by this precept, " Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself ; avoid trifling conversation ;" — a very good rule, no doubt, but who is to settle the questions which it involves ? and what...
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The Edinburgh magazine, and literary miscellany, a new series ..., Volumes 1-2

1818 - 628 pages
...diversity of opinion. The second virtue ín Franklin's list is Silence, followed by this precept, " Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation;" — a very good rule, no doubt, but who is to settle the questions which it involves ? and what virtue...
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The Art of Employing Time to the Greatest Advantage, the True Source of ...

Conduct of life - 1822 - 336 pages
...with their precepts, 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 things have their places : let each part of your business have its time. 4. RESOLUTION....
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The Pleasures of Human Life, Examined and Enumerated: With an Entertaining ...

John Platts - Conduct of life - 1822 - 844 pages
...gratifications of Sense : — 1. Temperance. — Eat not to dulness ; drink not to deration. 2. Siknce. — 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....
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The Moral Instructor, and Guide to Virtue: Being a Compendium of Moral ...

Jesse Torrey - Ethics - 1824 - 308 pages
...virtues, with their precepts, were: I. Temperance: Eat not to dulness; drink not to elevation. II. Silence : Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. III. Order: Let all your things have their places: let each part of your business have its time. IV....
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

United States - 1826 - 440 pages
...scale of virtues and precepts : — 1. TEMPERANCE. — Eat not to dulness ; drink n ct 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....
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

United States - 1826 - 422 pages
...scale of virtues and precepts : — 1. TEMPERANCE. — Eat not to dulness ; drink n ct 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....
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The Encyclopedia of Anecdotes: Illustrative of Character and Events from ...

George Ramsay - Anecdotes - 1828 - 654 pages
...rules, as his conduct through life. 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....
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