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" I proposed to myself, for the sake of clearness, to use rather more names, with fewer ideas annexed to each, than a few names with more ideas; and I included under thirteen names of virtues all that at that time occurred to me as necessary or desirable,... "
The Select Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including His Autobiography - Page 184
by Benjamin Franklin - 1853 - 488 pages
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1818
...the sake of clearness, to use rather more names, with fewer ideas annexed to each, than a few names with more ideas ; and I included under thirteen names...These names of virtues, with their precepts, were; 1. TEMPERANCE,—Eat not to dulneas: drink not to elevation. 2. SILENCE.—Speak not but what may benefit...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1818 - 519 pages
...names with more idi'as; and I included under thirteen names of virtues, all that at that time oa urred to me as necessary or desirable; and annexed to each...dulness: drink not to elevation. 2. SILENCE.— Speak not hut what may benefit others or yourself: avoid trifling conversation. 3. ORDER. — Let all your things...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - Philosophers - 1818
...the sake of clearness, to use rather more names, with fewer ideas annexed to each, than a few names with more ideas ; and I included under thirteen names...all that at that time occurred to me as necessary or defiirable; and annexed to each a short precept, which folly expressed the extent I gave to its meanmg....
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The Art of Employing Time to the Greatest Advantage, the True Source of ...

Conduct of life - 1822 - 312 pages
...the sake of clearness, to use rather more names, with fewer ideas annexed to each, than a few names with more ideas; and I included, under thirteen names...precepts, were : — 1. TEMPERANCE. — Eat not to dullness: drink not to elevation. 2. SILENCE. — Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself:...
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The Moral Instructor, and Guide to Virtue: Being a Compendium of Moral ...

Jesse Torrey - Ethics - 1824 - 300 pages
...grades to imitate or excel each other in the display of external appearances, — COMP. a flew names with more ideas; and I included under thirteen names...desirable ; and annexed to each a short precept, which explained the extent I gave to its meaning. 6 These names of virtues, with their precepts, were: I....
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The Moral Instructor, and Guide to Virtue: Being a Compendium of Moral ...

Jesse Torrey - Ethics - 1830 - 300 pages
...grades to imitate or excel each other in the display of external appearances. — COMP, a few names with more ideas; and I included under thirteen names of virtues, all that at that ti?ne occurred to me as necessary or desirable ; and annexed to each a short precept, which explained...
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Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1834
...the sake of clearness, to use rather more names, with fewer ideas annexed to each, than a few names with more ideas; and I included under thirteen names...expressed the extent I gave to its meaning. These names of virtue!, with their precepts, were, 1. TEMPERANCE. — Eat not to dulness: drink not to elevation....
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Written by Himself ; to which is Added His ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1855 - 375 pages
...the sake of clearness, to use rather more names, with fewer ideas annexed to each, than a few names with more ideas ; and I included under thirteen names...their precepts, were : 1. TEMPERANCE. — Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. 2. SILENCE. — Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself;...
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The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and ..., Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1856
...the sake of clearness, to use rather more names, with fewer ideas annexed to each, than a few names with more ideas; and I included under thirteen names...necessary or desirable; and annexed to each a short pre cept, which fully expressed the extent I gave to its meaning. These names of virtues, with their...
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Success in Life: A Book for Young Men

1858
...method : " I included," he says, " under thirteen names of virtues, all that at that time seemed to me necessary or desirable, and annexed to each a short...expressed the extent I gave to its meaning. These were : 1. TEMPERANCE. — Eat not to dullness ; drink not to elevation. 2. SILENCE. — Speak not but...
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