- Temperance —Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.
- Silence —Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
- Order —Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
- Resolution —Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
- Frugality —Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.
Nothing more strangely indicates an enormous and silent evil of modern society that the extraordinary use which is made nowadays of the word “orthodox.” In former days the heretic was proud of not being a heretic. It was the kingdoms of the world and the police and the judges who were heretics. He was orthodox. He had no pride in having rebelled against them;t they had rebelled against him.
The word “heresy” not only means no longer being wrong; it practically means being clear-headed and courageous. The word “orthodoxy” not only no longer means being right; it practically means being wrong.
… people care less for whether they are philosophically right. For obviously a man ought to confess himself crazy before he confesses himself heretical. The Bohemian, with a red tie, ought to pique himself on his orthodoxy. The dynamiter, laying a bomb, ought to feel that, whatever else he is, at least he is orthodox.