The Virtue of Ben Franklin

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Two of Franklins' virtues were Tranquility and Silence. Franklin's idea of "tranquility" was to not sweat off the small stuff. Franklin did think that if you had a small mistake of any kind or if you did something wrong but you knew what you did, then you should not have to worry about what will happen to you or whatever else. Franklin's definition of "silence" was that you should say only what is important. Franklin believed that is you just wanted to talk to someone about something, then you should even bring it up because it really is not that important. If something has gone wrong and you do need to say something, then you should speak up right away and say it if it is important.

One of Franklin's aphorism is "Quarrels never could last long, if on one side only lay the wrong." What Franklin means by this saying is that is fight goes on, then it will not last very long because one side would soon get restless and not want to fight anymore.