Franklin’s quest for moral perfection the charts consisted of a column for each day of the week and 13 rows marked with the first letter of his 13 virtues franklin evaluated himself at the end of each day he placed a dot next to each virtue each had violated the goal was to minimize the number of marks, thus indicating a “clean.
Ben franklin’s 13 virtues needed for moral perfection blog entry posted on november 6, 2013 by jd thomas in chapter 9 of autobiography of benjamin franklin , mr franklin outlined his meticulous plan for reaching a state of ‘ moral perfection . In the various enumerations of the moral virtues i had met with in my reading, i found the catalogue more or less numerous, as different writers included more or fewer ideas under the same name this is benjamin franklin on moral perfection by paul ford, published friday, october 4, 2002 it is part.
Can some man arrive at moral perfection in this life, or is it impossible benjamin franklin was an extremely brilliant and talented individual.
Franklin’s quest for moral perfection benjamin franklin is an american legend he single handily invented the idea of the “self-made man” the charts consisted of a column for each day of the week and 13 rows marked with the first letter of his 13 virtues franklin evaluated himself at the end of each day.
Summary it was about this time i conceiv'd the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection, franklin writes as i knew, or thought i knew, what. Franklin applied his logical and forthright intelligence to examine the way others had defined morality and then devising his own set of thirteen traits to cultivate in himself.
Page 38 it was about this time i conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection i wished to live without committing any fault at any time i would conquer all that either natural inclination, custom, or company might lead me into.