Aristotle and Plato first penned what are now known as the four cardinal virtues: temperance, wisdom, justice, and courage. The Christian era added the three theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity. The Seven Heavenly Virtues came about around 400 A.D. through the work of Aurelius Clemens Prudentius and has been held through the centuries as the balance against the seven deadly sins. We’ll talk about these in another post.
One could argue successfully that anyone living out these virtues would find a most fulfilling and satisfying life. Let’s look at each.
Diligence (integrity) – Being totally responsibility for one’s time, actions, and beliefs. A person with diligence does his work the best he can, uses his time wisely, and acts with honor and dignity, especially when no one is watching.
Chastity – While often applied to the idea of abstaining from sexual conduct according to one’s state in life…
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