Virtues

Virtues

Virtue Latinvirtus, Ancient Greek ἀρετή"arete” ) is moral excellence. A virtue is a trait or quality that is deemed to be morally good and thus is valid as a foundation of principle and good moral being. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting collective and individual greatness. The opposite of virtue is vice.

The four classic cardinal virtues are:temperance, prudence,courage, and justice. Christianity derives the three theological virtues of faith, hope and love (charity) from 1 Corinthians. Together these make up the seven virtues. Buddhism's four brahmavihara ("Divine States") can be regarded as virtues in the European sense. The Japanese Bushidō code is characterized by up to ten virtues, including rectitude, courage, and benevolence.

For Immanuel Kant a person is virtuous when they act in accordance with moral principles.

 

Temperance

 

1.Moderation or self-restraint in action, statement, etc.; self-control.

2.Habitual moderation in the indulgence of a natural appetite or passion,especially in

the use of alcoholic liquors.

3.Total abstinence from alcoholic liquors.

 

Prudence

 

1.The quality or fact of being prudent, or wise in practical affairs, as by providing for the future.

2.Caution with regard to practical matters of discretion.

3.Regard for one's own interests.

4.Provident care in the management of resources; economy; frugality.

 

Courage

 

Courage (also called bravery or valour) is the choice and willingness to confront agonay, pain, danger, or intimidation.

Physical courage is bravery in the face of physical pain, hardship, death or threat of death, while moral courage is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal, discouragement, or personal loss.

 

Justice

 

Justice is the legal or philosophical theory by which fairness is administered.The concept of justice differs in every culture. An early theory of justice was set out by the Ancient Greek philosopher Plato in his work The Republic. Advocates of divine command theory argue that justice issues from God. In the 17th century, theorists like John Locke argued for the theory of natural law. Thinkers in the soacial contract tradition argued that justice is derived from the mutual agreement of everyone concerned. In the 19th century utilitarian thinkers including John Stuart Mill argued that justice is what has the best consequences.

 

What is your score in term of virtues ?

 

Virtue makes you beautiful.

 

= edwinno

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