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  • Prominent Individual Benjamin Franklin
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    A Prominent Individual Benjamin Franklin was a very prominent figure in shaping our nation. Many people look at him as a role model or just as an amazing individual. He had his faults just like every human being had, and he shouldn't be discredited because of a few minor glitches to his character. As being the only person that had signed The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and the Treaty of Paris, this immediately separates him from all others. One of the things that he wrote abou...
  • Houyhnhnms Lack Of Virtue
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    Swift was a neoclassical writer who wrote to enlighten people. He wanted people to look at the world that exits beyond them selves and discover virtue. Through his work Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift demonstrates to the reader the importance of virtue. I this story the main character am Gulliver; a world traveler who takes a journey to different lands. Each place that Gulliver lands has different ideals that are the foundation of their society. Their views on life are completely new to Gulliv...
  • Men The Virtues
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    Introduction What is the aim of human life Tolstoy ponders this thought in his Confessions. His philosophy was that the aim was a union with God. A lack of faith was death as shown in his quote from the Confessions, as quoted by Stumpf (Elements, 549). The rational knowledge brought to me the recognition that life was meaningless, -my life stopped, and I wanted to destroy myself. When I looked around at people, at all humanity, I saw that people lived and asserted that they knew the meaning of l...
  • Ten Commandments And Seven Deadly Sin
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    The Ten Commandments, Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Virtues, and the Attitudes are the sets of laws that people base their lives around in becoming good Christians. Each set of the laws affect a Christian individual, more than any other because of the laws are rooted to the bible and Christian beliefs. So, a Christian individuals knowingly or unknowingly bases what they do in life around these sets of law. The Ten Commandments and seven deadly sins tell an individual on what they are not supposed to ...
  • Order In My Own Life
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    Virtues of My Life: Order, Courage, Patience In order to survive in 1996, there need to be at least some standards and goals of morality in a person's life. Moral excellence is definitely hard to achieve, but is definitely something to attempt. Personally, there are many distractions and obstructions the present day provides, creating a difficulty of direction in my own life. I need to overcome obstacles such as peer pressure in order to become a confident, successful person. The present day pro...
  • Intellectual Virtue And The Moral Virtue
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    Aristotle believes that happiness is the ultimate goal in life. You can't reach happiness unless you work hard and become successful. That is where virtue comes into play. A human's function is to engage in "an activity of the soul which is in accordance with virtue" and which "is in conformity with reason" (page 76, Palmer). The two kinds of virtue are intellectual and moral. Our virtues are what make us all individual and all different. Intellectual virtues are what we are born with and what w...
  • Their Own Set Of Virtues
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    This is a piece that copies the style of Benjamin Franklin's own project of arriving at moral perfection I have come to realize that in life, people follow their own set of virtues and these virtues are different for each and every person. For many people, religion provides structure and meaning to life. Without a strong, or minimal for that matter, belief in religion, a person's life can lack a sense of structure or meaning. I do not closely follow any religion and at times lack a purpose for m...

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