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.
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About the alchemist

Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn't make any sense. ~Rumi
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12 Responses to Virtue

  1. 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 says:

    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. 🙂

  3. Hello, and thanks for following my blog. Acknowledged.

  4. Erik Andrulis says:

    Fantastic compilation. Thanks.

  5. cwbybrick says:

    Followed & on my blog roll!

  6. rly1987 says:

    You might want to check out Buddhas 4 noble truths and 8 fold path.

  7. Brother Murf says:

    Reblogged this on Brother Murf's Corner and commented:
    Thought this was an awesome write-up & appropriate.

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