Grandma Ginny™  America’s History Lady™

Franklin's 13 Rules for the Ultimate Man:

1. Temperance: Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.

2. Silence: Speak not but what may benefit others for
    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 uncleanliness in body, clothes, or

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.