I followed benjamin franklins daily schedule for a week, and the most rewarding part was also the most difficult. How benjamin franklins virtues can save a school from itself. Despite his many accomplishments, ben franklin, wanted to improve himself. Franklins catalog of virtues an eclectic catalog of virtues like franklins is one that has no single source or set of reasons behind it. Ben franklin considered various virtues that, if mastered, would lead him to perfection after 10 years of following franklin s example, i am more industrious, patient, mindful and healthy. Benjamin franklins virtues served as a guide to him for most of his long life.
Today, virtue has taken on soft and effeminate connotations. Charts containing all thirteen of benjamin franklins virtues and descriptions at least, according to the flamebright site a completely blank template, with only days of the week this is suitable for more than tracking virtues, of course e. Benjamin franklins virtues match the virtues with the correct action. Before putting pen to paper on his daily schedule, franklin created a list of virtues to live by. I included under thirteen names of virtues all that at that time occurrd to me as. You might say that it was benjamin franklins disillusionment with a sermon on philippians 4.
A wonderful little book outlining the virtues benjamin franklin wished to improve upon in his life. He felt that if he could only obtain the thirteen virtues that youll find in the following pages. I wishd to live without committing any fault at any time. The autobiography of benjamin franklin i proposd to myself, for the sake of clearness, to use rather more names, with fewer ideas annexd to each, than a few names with more ideas. Benjamin franklins virtues franklin wrote that he formulated this list at the age of 20 on a month. In his autobiography tp, franklin listed his thirteen virtues as. Benjamin franklin sought to cultivate his character by a plan of virtues, which he developed at age 20 in 1726 and continued to practice in some form for the rest of his life. Never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or anothers peace or reputation. Today, theyd probably be called lower middle class at best. It was about this time circa 1728 that i conceivd the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection. Benjamin franklin was also a pioneer of selfimprovement. Fact and opinion write 3 facts and 3 opinions about mr.
Franklins virtues in 1726, at the age of 20, benjamin franklin devised a list of virtues to live by for as long as possible, in an attempt to live without committing any fault at any time. After being inspired by franklins brilliant qualities, industriousness, and autobiography, i decided to assemble his list of virtues into a printable format. For the past weeks, the art of manliness has been running a series entitled the virtuous life. Benjamin franklins virtues benjamin franklin 1706 1790 you probably know him as one of the fathers of the united states, a great leader and diplomat. Benjamin franklins virtues printable by asht0n112358 on. I stumbled upon ben franklins virtues journal while reading the happiness hypothesis. Each week we took a look at each one of benjamin franklins virtues and how men could implement them in their life. After 10 years of following franklins example, i am more industrious, patient, mindful. Benjamin franklin was born in 1706 into a family of very modest means. He realized that taking on all of these virtues at once was a recipe for disaster. My list of virtues your child writes his own list of virtues they deem to be. Benjamin franklins virtues from autobiography hear.
Page 3 introduction benjamin franklin was born in milk street, boston, on january 6, 1706. His goal was to improve himself with regard to each virtue so that over time he was a better person in that regard, and by being a better overall person, he was more open to lifes opportunities. Franklin wrote an autobiography, a book about his life. Benjamin franklin 17061790 was one of americas most influential founding fathers. In 1726, at the age of 20, benjamin franklin created a system to develop his character. It was inspiring and motivating and especially poignant because ben admits he wasnt always perfect or did well in his pursuit of improvement. I will mimic his methodology of only trying to conquer one virtue per week and leave the others up to their ordinary chance. Benjamin franklin began his working life as a runaway apprentice who became over his 84 years a media baron, one of americas foremost writers and one of the countrys most practical and ingenious political leaders. Ben franklins two daily questions and virtues ethics. Im proud and excited to announce the launch of the benjamin franklins. Franklin invented the lightning rod, the franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and bifocals. This new book by serge gautron expounds on benjamin franklins virtues.
Ben franklin considered various virtues that, if mastered, would lead him to perfection. Bullet journal virtues the pursuit of moral perfection. Using benjamin franklins thirteen virtues as well as the tips provided, i hope this short article has given you a few ideas to help increase your productivity and achieve more success. Benjamin franklins virtues franklin wrote that he formulated this list at the age of 20 on a month long journey from london to america. The thirteen moral virtues listed by benjamin franklin in his autobiography. Benjamin franklins schedule explained in 6 minutes duration.
Ever since i wrote about ben franklins virtues and his diary back in 2008, i really wanted something like it for myself and for our readers. He wanted to conquer all that natural inclination, custom and tradition, or the company of others might lead him to wrongly do. Franklin developed his list of virtues based on the moral virtues he had come across in his readings. Benjamin franklins book of virtues books of american. Included in this 16page benjamin franklin worksheet packet. One of the key members of the group we call the founding fathers of the united states of america, benjamin franklin was a brilliant statesman with a mind fixated on improvement on every front. He attributed most of his success to having attempted to become a. Listen to and hear benjamin franklins virtues from his 1793 autobiography.
He was also famous for his virtues, a list of rules and moral guidelines. He attributed most of his success and happiness to the pursuit of these virtues, though he admits that he never attained the perfection. After studying benjamin franklin, i was moved by his passion for becoming a better man. While benjamin franklin was not a saint, it is hard to argue with the influence and. From 1771 to his death in 1790, benjamin franklin was in the process of writing what he referred to as his memoirs. As franklin says, he came up with his catalog of virtues by surveying others thoughts on virtue and selecting a set that tat that time occurrd to me as necessary or desirable. How ben franklin conceivd his bold and arduous project. He then focussed on one virtue each week and kept notes on his progress.
Writings of benjamin franklin you never read in school. Benjamin franklin worksheets mamas learning corner. Benjamin franklins book of virtues by benjamin franklin. In this post youll discover franklins virtues, the method that he used in order to adhere to these virtues, and a plan so that you can follow in franklins footsteps. I was instantly fascinated and had to try it out for myself. Benjamin franklins chart of virtues virtue s m t w th f s temperance. He was an author, printer, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, statesman, and diplomat.
It is commonly called the autobiography of benjamin franklin. Its quite the list of virtues and certainly nothing easy to live up to. Benjamin franklins chart of virtues knowledge house. As a scientist, politician, inventor, entrepreneur, and in the many other. Read the first one here on rick warrens purposedriven life. Writing the autobiography in his 79th year, franklin looks back to when, at age 22, he undertook the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection. Even so, franklin worked at these virtues throughout his life, but how he did so is just as interesting. Benjamin franklins book of virtues, hardcover september 27, 2016 by benjamin franklin author.
Along with each virtue, franklin included a principle to follow thatin his opinionwould define a person of good character. Benjamin franklins autobiography be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. Purpose of the article the purpose of this article is to outline a teachercentered professional development model for implementation of benjamin franklins virtues that would serve as a framework for a studentcentered character education program for use with. Benjamin franklin signed the declaration of independence and the constitution. Franklins way virtues for a better life by author. Benjamin franklin s virtues benjamin franklin 1706 1790. This presentation on brother ben franklins virtues is taken from the art of manliness blog, which is authored by husband and wife team, brother brett and kate mckay. I have decided to follow in franklins foot steps and will begin living by his virtues as laid out in this presentation. If youre curious why im doing this, the first one will help. You too can implement a virtue system in your life. Reminding us of the humorous, irreverent side of this american icon, these essays endure as both hilarious satire and a timely reminder of the importance of a free press. He signed the major documents of the founding of the u. Benjamin franklin developed these virtues early in his life, and aspired to live into these virtues on a daily basis. Their blog features articles on helping men be better husbands, better fathers.
He developed a chart pdf with the days of the week at the top and the virtues listed in the in the first column. Speak not but what may benefit others or your self. Jan 19, 2016 the virtues that benjamin franklin described as a way to be better. Ben franklins virtues path to personal perfection cnn. Benjamin franklins virtues printable by asht0n112358. Franklins virtues how ben franklin conceivd his bold and arduous project. See more ideas about benjamin franklin, words and ben franklin quotes. Here are the virtues that franklin tracked and reflected upon each day. His father, josiah franklin, was a tallow chandler who married twice, and of his seventeen children benjamin was the youngest son. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Lawrence revises benjamin franklins virtues posted on september 18, 2014 september 18, 2014 by biblioklept in his autobiography, benjamin franklin inventoried his.802 274 880 1586 46 93 934 703 1587 1269 1369 1094 734 1306 865 1390 1539 307 1036 1632 909 1403 262 834 748 310 274 192 1175 110 1124