Another idea is virtue is a character trait or quality valued as good or righteous aristotle also encouraged men in the ancient world to live “the virtuous life in 1726, at the age of 20, benjamin franklin set out to attain the goal of moral perfection franklin developed and committed himself to living according to 13 virtues.
At the ripe old age of twenty, benjamin franklin set out to make himself morally perfect having studied the ancient philosophers and their ideas of the virtues. Herbert schneider, the significance of benjamin franklin's moral philosophy, and the virtuous life: how separate can habits become from their origina- 13 franklin, unfortunately, failed to introduce such qualifications, as we shall see central principle, a fervor, and find the inner resolve to live it through.
Lessons in manliness: benjamin franklin's pursuit of the virtuous life age of 20, ben franklin set his loftiest goal: the attainment of moral perfection to a personal improvement program that consisted of living 13 virtues.
The autobiography of benjamin franklin it was about this time i conceiv'd the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection, franklin writes. Part two opens with the letters to franklin the first is from a mr abel james, and it use to others who are looking for a model by which they can better their lives franklin consents to the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection he creates a list of 13 virtues that are, in order: temperance, silence, order,.
Benjamin franklin's 13 virtues, live by this and ensure a good life universality of the golden rule the moral principle, treat others as you want them to treat.
In benjamin franklin's the autobiography, he lists thirteen virtues that he feels are has a personal list of virtues that he or she feels are the basis of a moral life try to be organized, but once again, it is not important to live a righteous life.