What is your temptation that is standing in your way to greatness?
This time is used also to put things in their places. In the last thing before retiring was examination of the day. At the age of 79, he ascribed his health to temperance; the acquisition of misfortune to industry and frugality; the confidence of his country to sincerity and justice.
- The other virtues practice in succession by Franklin were silence.
- For the summary order he followed a little scheme of employing his time each day.
- From five to seven each morning he spent in bodily personal attention.
- In order to do the work thoroughly he decided to attempt each virtue and a quarter of its importance – one at a time.