This category is my reference material, work, comments and thoughts on the Virtues; so what did I do first? Why, I buggered off to check the Wiki, of course! Put simply, ‘virtue’, according to the Wikipedia, is ‘moral excellence’. It goes on to say, “A virtue is a trait or quality deemed to be morally excellent and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting individual and collective well being. The opposite of virtue is vice.”
Okay then… so what does constitute this ‘moral excellence’? They go off on a blah-de-blah rant about what it is and offer about 300 virtues, but, for my own definition at the outset, I’d hazard that it truly means ‘doing what is right instead of what is easy’ – and the wisdom to know the difference.