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本杰明·富兰克林(Benjamin Franklin,1706年1月17日—1790年4月17日),出生于美国马萨诸塞州波士顿,美国政治家、物理学家。






一、节制:食不过饱,酒不过量。Temperance: Eat not too dullness; drink not too elevation.

二、缄默:避免胡扯,言必对己或对人有益。Silence: Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.

三、秩序:放东西的地方,做事情的时间要心中有数。Order: Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.

四、决心:该做的一定要做,做就要做好。Resolution: Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.

五、节俭:对人或对己有益才可用钱,决不浪费。Frugality: Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e.,waste nothing.

六、勤奋:珍惜光阴,做有益之事,避无谓之举。Industry: Lose no time; be always employ’d in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.

七、真诚:不欺诈,有良知,为人厚道,办事实在。Sincerity: Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly,and,if you speak,speak accordingly.

八、正义:不做不利于人的事,不逃避自己的义务。Justice: Wrong none by doing injuries,or omitting the benefits that are your duty.

九、中庸:避免走极端,容忍别人给你的伤害,认为是你应该承受之事。Moderation: Avoid extreams; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.

十、整洁:保持身体、衣服和住所的整洁。Cleanliness: Tolerate no uncleanliness in body,cloaths,or habitation.

十一、冷静:不因小事,寻常之事,不可避免之事而慌乱。Tranquility: Be not distuibed at trifles,or at accidents common or unavoidable.

十二、节欲:不要过度,伤害身体或者损害自己或他人的安宁与名誉。Chastity: Rarely use venery but for health or offspring,never to dulness,weakness,or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.

十三、谦逊:效法苏格拉底。Humility: Imitate Jesus and Socrates.

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