Virtues

Virtue is moral excellence. A virtue is a trait or quality that is deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting collective and individual greatness. It is a behavior that shows high moral standards. Doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong. The opposite of virtue is vice.

 

Virtue is when people realize their own limitedness, and let go of their pettiness in the infinity of the universe.

 

A virtue is generally agreed to be a character trait, such as a habitual action or settled sentiment. Specifically, a virtue is a positive trait that makes its possessor a good human being. A virtue is thus to be distinguished from single actions or feelings.

What is a Virtue?

Altruism

Charity

Generosity

Awareness

Chastity

Modesty

Temperance

Compassion

Forgiveness

Toleration

Fortitude and Courage

Freedom

Gratitude

Thankfulness

Happiness

Honesty

Sincerity

Truthfulness

Humility

Humanity

Love

Hope

Kindness

Morality

Justice

Patience

Peace

Prudence

Self-Esteem

Self-discipline

Virtue in religions

Atheism

Judaism

Christianity

Islam

Indian Religions

Jainism

Hinduism

Buddhism

East Asian Religions

Daoism

Confucianism

Odinism

Wicca

Philosophers’ views

Vice as opposite

Ethics

Meta-ethics

Normative ethics

Applied ethics

Moral psychology

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