Single Idea 20721

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / B. Contract Ethics / 8. Contract Strategies]

Full Idea

After industry and frugality, nothing contributes more to raising a young man in the world than punctuality and justice in all his dealings.

Gist of Idea

Punctuality and justice in dealings are excellent for raising a man in the world


Benjamin Franklin (Advice to a Young Tradesman [1748], p.87-), quoted by Max Weber - The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism 2

Book Reference

Weber,Max: 'Protestant Ethic and Spirit of Capitalism' [Routledge 2001], p.15

A Reaction

A perfect illustration of the self-interest that drives morality in the social contract view.