Monday, January 6, 2014

Tuesday Thoughts (or Monday thoughts if you're in the US :D )

Hello readers! :) I hope you are having a wonderful day, serving the one who redeemed us.

Today, I thought I would share with you a few of President George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation. He penned these guidelines at the age of only fourteen! I would recommend the reading of all 110 rules. They are good ones, and should be applied even today! The original spelling is unchanged, for your information.

1st - Every Action done in Company, ought to be with Some Sign of Respect, to those that are Present.
6th - Sleep not when others Speak, Sit not when others stand, Speak not when you Should hold your Peace, walk not on when others Stop.
28th - If any one come to Speak to you while you are are Sitting Stand up tho he be your Inferiour, and when you Present Seats let it be to every one according to his Degree.
38th - In visiting the Sick, do not Presently play the Physicion if you be not Knowing therein.
39th - In writing or Speaking, give to every Person his due Title According to his Degree & the Custom of the Place.
44th - When a man does all he can though it Succeeds not well blame not him that did it.
56th - Associate yourself with Men of good Quality if you Esteem your own Reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad Company.
73rd -Think before you Speak pronounce not imperfectly nor bring out your Words too hastily but orderly & distinctly.
89th - peak not Evil of the absent for it is unjust.
98th - Drink not nor talk with your mouth full neither Gaze about you while you are a Drinking.
110th - Labour to keep alive in your Breast that Little Spark of Celestial fire Called Conscience.

Blessings to you, dear ladies! Keep pressing on the upward way!!


  1. Those are really thought provoking, it's amazing how much insight our culture has lost. Thanks for sharing, Rachel! :-)

    1. You're most welcome! :) Thank you for commenting!

  2. Even though George Washington might not have had it all right (as far as his beliefs), I still find it inspiring to think that he wrote these at such a young age. And how true they are!

    Thank you for sharing, Rachel. :)


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