The Art of Virtue: Ben Franklin's Formula for Successful Living

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The Art of Virtue: Ben Franklin's Formula for Successful Living

Format:  Hardcover,

125 pages

Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services

Publish Date: Mar 2012

ISBN-13: 9781616083311

ISBN-10: 161608331X

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Benjamin Franklin once wrote that he had conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection and] wished to live without committing any fault at any time to conquer all that either natural inclination, custom, or company might lead me into. Although he was never able to finish this project completely, Benjamin Franklin was able to lay down the beginnings of this work in his later writings. Collected here for the first time are essays by Benjamin Franklin on living a virtuous life. Starting with Franklin s essay Art of Virtue, read on to find out his thoughts on justice, moderation, chastity, and more.

An easy-to-read guide to living your life with as much virtue as possible, the way Benjamin Franklin envisioned it could be.

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Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Publish Date: Mar 2012
ISBN-13: 9781616083311
ISBN-10: 161608331X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 125
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.52
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.75 x 7.25 x 0.75
Walmart No.: 9781616083311

Chapter outline

The Art of Virtuep. 1
On Beginning of Public Employmentp. 34
On Temperancep. 34
On Silence and Moderationp. 69
On Resolutionp. 79
On Frugality and Industryp. 83
On Sincerity and Justicep. 99
On Cleanliness and Orderp. 104
On Chastity and Tranquilityp. 117
On Humilityp. 123

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Benjamin Franklin once wrote that he had conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection…[and] wished to live without committing any fault at any time…to conquer all that either natural inclination, custom, or company might lead me into. Although he was never able to finish this project completely, Benjamin Franklin was able to lay down the beginnings of this work in his later writings. Collected here for the first time are essays by Benjamin Franklin on living a virtuous life. Starting with Franklin’s essay Art of Virtue, read on to find out his thoughts on justice, moderation, chastity, and more.

An easy-to-read guide to living your life with as much virtue as possible, the way Benjamin Franklin envisioned it could be.

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