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Credibility

What Is Credibility? Credibility comprises the objective and subjective components of the believability of a source or message. Credibility has two key components: trustworthiness and expertise, which both have objective and subjective components. Trustworthiness is based more on subjective factors, but can include objective measurements such as established reliability. Expertise can be similarly subjectively perceived,...

Character And Success

Character And Success A YEAR or two ago I was speaking to a famous Yale professor, one of the most noted scholars in the country, and one who is even more than a scholar, because he is in every sense of the word a man. We had been discussing the...

Truth

Truth Truth (Anglo-Saxon tréow, tryw, truth, preservation of a compact, from a Teutonic base Trau, to believe) is a relation which holds (1) between the knower and the known — Logical Truth; (2) between the knower and the outward expression which he gives to his knowledge — Moral Truth; and (3) between the thing itself, as it exists,...

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What Is The Truth?

What Is Truth? Truth is most often used to mean being in accord with fact or reality, or fidelity to an original or standard.[1] Truth is also sometimes defined in modern contexts as an idea of “truth to self”, or authenticity. Truth is usually held to be opposite to falsehood, which, correspondingly, can also...

The Virtue Of Uprightness

The Virtue Of Uprightness “For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold His face,” says Psalm 11:7. While there are many allusions to the virtue of “uprightness” in the Old Testament, it is scarcely ever mentioned in today’s secular world. Uprightness, nonetheless, remains an essential...

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What Is Honesty?

Honesty Honesty is a facet of moral character that connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft, etc. Honesty also involves being trustworthy, loyal, fair, and sincere. Honesty is valued in many ethnic and religious cultures.[1][2][3][4][5] “Honesty is the best policy” is a proverb of Edwin Sandys, while the quote “Honesty...

What Are The Cardinal Virtues

Cardinal Virtues Those who recite the Divine Office find constantly recurring what seems to be the earliest instance of the word cardinal as applied to the virtues. St. Ambrose, while trying to identify the eight Beatitudes recorded by St. Matthew with the four recorded by St. Luke, makes use of the expression: “Hic quattuor velut...

Virtues Are Good Habits

Virtues Are Good Habits Everyone has heard of virtues and most of us have some understanding of what virtues are. It’s easy to see the value in improving how we live in virtue, the problem is it can be hard to know where to start. The easiest way to get...

Moral Character

Moral Character Moral character or character is an evaluation of an individual’s stable moral qualities. The concept of character can imply a variety of attributes including the existence or lack of virtues such as empathy, courage, fortitude, honesty, and loyalty, or of good behaviors or habits. Moral character primarily refers to the assemblage of qualities that distinguish one individual from another—although on a cultural level,...

Honour

What Is Honour? Honour (or honor in American English) is the idea of a bond between an individual and a society as a quality of a person that is both of social teaching and of personal ethos, that manifests itself as a code of conduct, and has various elements such as valor, chivalry, honesty, and compassion....

Moral Virtues Recommended In The Torah

Moral Virtues Recommended In The Torah Jewish ethics is the moral philosophy of the Jewish religion or the Jewish people. As a type of normative ethics, Jewish ethics may involve issues in Jewish law as well as non-legal issues, and may involve the convergence of Judaism and the Western philosophical tradition of ethics. While there seems to be no other work of...

Virtue

What Is Virtue? 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. In other words, it is...

Vision and Virtue

Vision and Virtue Most cultures have recognized that morality, religion, story, and myth are bound together in some vital way, and that to sever the connections among them leaves us not with strong and independent ethical principles but with weak and unprotected ones. One way to counter moral illiteracy is...

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Virtue: A Catholic View

Virtue Definitions According to its etymology the word virtue (Latin virtus) signifies manliness or courage. “Appelata est enim a viro virtus: viri autem propria maxime est fortitudo” (“The term virtue is from the word that signifies man; a man’s chief quality is fortitude”; Cicero, “Tuscul.”, I, xi, 18). Taken in its widest sense virtue means...

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Virtue and The Art of Living

Virtue and The Art of Living We began our adventure on smooth, peaceful waters, with me in the front of the kayak and my wife in back. Things were off to a great start as we enjoyed the clear blue skies, the beautiful scenery around us, and the snow capped...

Men And Virtue

Men And Virtue The time-tested road maps leading to virtuous Christian manhood have been lost. Boys to Men: The Transforming Power of Virtue will help Catholic men recover the virtuous life and become authentic men of God. Every father needs a few essential books in his father’s ‘tool box’. This...

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What Are The Ways Of Internalizing Good Ethical Conduct And High Virtues?

What Are The Ways Of Internalizing Good Ethical Conduct And High Virtues? What are the ways of internalizing good ethical conduct and high virtues so as to make them a part of our nature? Virtues such as sincerity (ikhlas1), loyalty, refraining from backbiting or suspicion2 are among the essentials of...

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His Predictions Prove Muhammad’s Prophethood

His Predictions Prove Muhammad’s Prophethood Normally, no one can know exactly what will take place in future, even a few minutes later. Scientists are not certain about even natural events, which take place according to ‘deterministic’ laws; they state that they cannot say with certainty that the world will be...

Prophet Muhammad’s Predictions

Prophet Muhammad’s Predictions Normally, no one can know exactly what will take place at some future date. Scientists are not even sure about natural events that occur according to so-called deterministic laws, and state that they cannot guarantee that the world will be in the same state even a few...

What Ever We Have Is A Blessing Of God

What Ever We Have Is A Blessing Of God Essentially, a man has no right to question God Almighty for what He gives or does not give him. For, first of all, God has not made him a lifeless element, nor a plant, nor an animal. Second, as there may...

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