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.

12 thoughts on “Virtue

  1. Alex H. Ahmedinejahd

    This is a good post; and, certainly, there are a lot of good takeaways, but I found it a bit lacking, perhaps because it is different than what I would have listed as virtues. Regardless, I think it is thought provoking and very helpful.


  2. Angel Pricer

    Your post on virtues reminds me of my husband’s “code.” An avid reader at an early age, his moral code developed over time, influenced by mythology, the classics, and super heroes. Thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂


    1. the alchemist Post author

      rly1987 i know Buddhas 4 noble truths and 8 fold path and i have also written an article about it ”Gautama Buddha’s way to end suffering” on this blog.


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