Benjamin Franklin - 13 princípios para a vida.
Benjamin Franklin: 13 Principles to living well.
Eat not to dullness, drink not to elevation. Temperance is not a trait that comes easily to many people
Speak not what may benefit others or yourself, and avoid trifling conversation.
Let all your things have their places. With more information comes a greater need for order.
Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.
Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself. For example, waste nothing.
Lose no time. Always be employed in something useful, and cut off all unnecessary actions.
Use no hurtful deceit. Think innocently and justly, and if you speak, speak accordingly.
Wrong none by doing injuries or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
Avoid extremes. Forbear resenting injuries so much you think they deserve. Avoid becoming overly obsessive about any one thing or idea.
Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation.
Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable. Try your best, then don’t worry.
Rarely use venery (sex) but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.
Imitate Jesus and Socrates. Again, while this may seem rather dated, there is much to be said for emulating the lives of those who have lived simple and influential lives.