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.

4.            Resolution: Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.

5.            Frugality: Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself: i.e., Waste nothing.

6.            Industry: Lose no time. Be always employed in something useful. Cut off all unnecessary actions.

7.            Sincerity: Use no hurtful deceit. Think innocently and justly; and if you speak, speak accordingly.

8.            Justice: Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.

9.            Moderation: Avoid extremes. Forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.

10.          Cleanliness: Tolerate no uncleanness in body, clothes, or habitation.

11.          Tranquility: Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.

12.          Chastity: Rarely use venery but for health or offspring; never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.

13.          Humility: Imitate Jesus and Socrates.

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