Virtue Definitions

Caring: To help people in need; being kind, compassionate

Citizenship: The duties, rights, and privileges corresponding to a person being citizen of a state or nation; the desire to make his state / country a better place

Compassion: Feeling of sympathy for the distress of others, with the desire to help

Courage: The capacity to meet danger without giving way to fear; to have the courage of one’s convictions; to be willing to put one’s opinions into practice.

Decency: Conformity to prevailing standards of modesty – what is appropriate in speech, dress and behavior

Discipline: Training expected to produce a specific benefit, moral or mental improvement.

Duty: Something that one is expected or required to do according to one’s own standards, moral or legal obligation, especially as it relates to one’s status as a citizen and / or member of various communities.

Empathy: Entering into the feeling or spirit of others and imagining yourself in another person’s situation.
Fairness: playing by the rules. Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly

Forgive: to grant pardon for an offense or debt; to stop being resentful or angry against another person

Fortitude: mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation.

Generosity: Giving freely of our own possessions, time and or talent to someone else

Hero: A person who is regarded as a model due to their acts of courage, or nobility of purpose and noble qualities.

Honesty: truthfulness; free from deceit or fraud.
Being honest requires integrity, and often courage to overcome the fear of a failure such as not doing well on a test, or being looked down on by our peers.

Hope: confident expectation of the fulfillment of a goal or wish.

Humility: modest opinion of one’s own position; an honest self appraisal of one’s strengths and weaknesses; a lack of false pride.

Integrity: Steadfast adherence to a moral or ethical code; being true to oneself.

Justice: Fair treatment, due reward or punishment in accordance with honor, standards, or law.

Love: To freely give of ourselves for the betterment of another person, without expecting anything in return

Loyalty: Living up to our commitments or obligations.

Manners: the way in which we speak to and treat others

Perseverance: Trying hard and continuously in spite of obstacles and difficulties

Prudence: thinking through the implications of our actions and decisions.

Responsibility: accepting and meeting the demands of our duty in life, being accountable, pursuing excellence

Respect for Others: showing full appreciation of the worth and dignity of others; living by “the golden rule”: do unto others as you would want done unto you

Solidarity: A shared common interest; active loyalty within a group

Tolerance: Realizing and appreciating that everyone has a right to different beliefs and opinions—as long as those beliefs and opinions do not cause harm to others.

Wisdom: ability to apply knowledge, experience, understanding in ways that are effective and good. The ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting