Ben’s Guidelines

TEMPERANCE – Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation

SILENCE – Speak not but what may benefit others, or yourself; avoid trifling conversation

ORDER – Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time

RESOLUTION – Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.

FRUGALITY – Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself, i.e. waste nothing

INDUSTRY – Lose not time; be always employ’d in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions

SINCERITY – Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and if you speak, speak accordingly.

JUSTICE – Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.

MODERATION – Avoid extreams; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.

CLEANLINESS – Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, cloaths, or habitation.

TRANQUILITY– Be not disturbed at trifles or at accidents common or unavoidable.

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

HUMILITY – Imitate Jesus and Socrates