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Letchworth's Rules of Conduct
his successful life, William Pryor Letchworth lived by a set of
"Rules of Conduct" which he formulated when still a
young man. As Larned writes "(Letchworth) either formulated
or borrowed and adopted the following 'rules of conduct' ",
a copy of which, dated 1842, has been preserved"
is the list as it appears in Larned's book:
at 6 o'clock.
or Lunch 12.30.
divine service once every Sunday.
the truth under all circumstances, when necessary to speak.
wound the feelings of others if it can be avoided.
to be always cheerful.
the actions of the day every night, and apply to them the test
of my conscience.
business affairs keep in mind that "procrastination is the
thief of time," and that "time is money."
temperate in all things.
to speak kindly, without giving offence, always with coolness
and deliberation, having due regard for the view of others.
at a high standard of character.
great things and expect great things.
to do all possible good in the world, and so live as to live
hereafter and have a name without reproach.
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