Benjamin Franklin’s 13 Virtues for a Life of Excellence


“Benjamin Franklin 1767” by David Martin – The White House Historical Association. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons –

In the article, How to Apply Benjamin Franklin’s 13 Virtues for a Life of Excellence I expound upon the relevance of Franklin’s practical habits. He encourages the sensible virtues of hard work, sobriety, silence, organization, vision, frugality, sincerity, lawfulness, moderation, tidiness, sexual purity and contentedness.  Might not society greatly benefit in striving for these noble principles? To aim for greatness or a higher standard does not presume we will achieve perfection. It is the pursuit of excellence which makes the journey a worthy adventure.