What are virtues?

Some articles on virtues, virtue:

State (theology)
... This has reference to the practice of all the virtues, both theological virtues and moral virtues, and to all their acts both external and internal ...
Stanislaus Papczyński - Spirituality
... for rooting out vices, and increasing virtues ... be searched for testimonies on 's life and virtues ... theological consultants stated that Papczyński had practiced virtues to a heroic degree ...
Confucianists - Themes in Confucian Thought - Humanism
... Confucian ethics is characterized by the promotion of virtues, encompassed by the Five Constants, or the Wuchang (五常), extrapolated by Confucian scholars during the Han Dynasty ... The five virtues are Rén (仁, Humaneness) Yì (義, Righteousness or Justice) Lǐ (禮, Propriety or Etiquette) Zhì (智, Knowledge) Xìn (信, Integrity) ... These are accompanied by the classical Sìzì (四字) with four virtues Zhōng (忠, Loyalty) Xiào (孝, Filial piety) Jié (節, Continency) Yì (義, Righteousness) ...
Seven Virtues
... Catholic catechism, the seven catholic virtues refer to the combination of two lists of virtues, the 4 cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, restraint or ... later, sometimes called the seven heavenly virtues, was proposed by a Christian governor named Aurelius Prudentius who died around 410 AD, in his poem "Psychomachia" or "Battle/Contest of the Soul" ... This poem proposed seven virtues to directly counteract the seven deadly sins ...
Sophont - Philosophical Perspectives of Wisdom
... The ancient Greeks considered wisdom to be an important virtue, personified as the goddesses Metis and Athena ... She also represents skillful knowledge and the virtues, especially chastity ... to wisdom, became one of the four cardinal virtues of Catholicism ...

Famous quotes containing the word virtues:

    By poeticizing love, we imagine in those we love virtues that they often do not possess; this then becomes the source of constant mistakes and constant distress.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    We tried pathetic appeals to the wandering waiters, who told us “they are coming, Sir” in a soothing tone—and we tried stern remonstrance, & they then said “they are coming, Sir” in a more injured tone; & after all such appeals they retired into their dens, and hid themselves behind sideboards and dish-covers, still the chops came not. We agreed that of all virtues a waiter can display, that of a retiring disposition is quite the least desirable.
    Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898)

    Small faults and virtues are for daily life. The big ones are for emergencies.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)