admirable behavior that includes specific traits: charity, chastity, humility, loyalty, fidelity, and other selfless behavior. Love is considered the highest virtue, and the other virtues often inspire love, in the case of courtly love. Marguerite Porete writes in the Mirror of Simple Souls that the annihilated soul must transcend virtue.
To habitually do what is right. Virtue Ethics is a theory that claims that being good requires the practice of a certain kind of behaviours (virtethicsues). Aristotle advanced Virtue ethics and it has bee recently redefined by Alasdair MacIntyre. Debates range on how we determine what these ethical virtues are and whether being good is something we can practice at at all.
A good character trait to possess. Precisely what the virtues are is open to disagreement, and may vary from place to place and at different times in history. However, certain virtues, such as kindness and courage, are valued by most cultures.
a power or habit of doing good - The Theological Virtues - FAITH ( to believe ALL that God has revealed through Scripture and tradition and totally trust in Him ), HOPE ( the desire of the "gift" of Eternal Life which is Heaven and the confidence in God that He will provide the necessary assistance we need here on earth in order to reach His Kingdom ) and LOVE ( the " giving" of ones time, assistance or material possessions and not expecting anything in return ). The Cardinal Virtues - prudence ( "thinking" before acting in order to make a wise decision and then acting upon it ), temperance ( moderation in all pleasurable areas of life, such as eating, drinking, behavior, etc. ), justice ( fairness in respecting the "rights" of others ) and fortitude ( courage to do what is correct in spite of difficulties )
A righteous characteristic such as self-control, patience, or humility; the opposite of vice or passion. As a person grows spiritually, he or she grows in virtue while the passions are conquered by the grace of God. See Phil. 4:8; 2 Pet. 1:2-7. See also PASSION.