Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
 Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1791). copy citation


“I propos'd to myself, for the sake of clearness, to use rather more names, with fewer ideas annex'd to each, than a few names with more ideas; and I included under thirteen names of virtues all that at that time occurr'd to me as necessary or desirable, and annexed to each a short precept, which fully express'd the extent I gave to its meaning.
These names of virtues, with their precepts, were: 1. TEMPERANCE
Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. 2. Silence.
Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. 3. order.
Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time. 4. Resolution.” source

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