Wednesday, April 25, 2012



V is for VIRTUE {1. moral excellence; goodness; righteousness 2. Conformity of one’s life and conduct to moral and ethical principles; uprightness, rectitude 3. Chastity; virginity; to lose one’s virtue 4. A particular moral excellence 5. A good or admirable quality or property: the virtue of knowing one’s weaknesses}

To have VIRTUE or be VIRTUOUS seems like a pretty tall order. I can certainly apply number 5 to myself,(I know first hand my own weaknesses – never thought of that as a virtue) as far as the rest of the definitions go; I’m not so sure. Moral excellence – do we strive for it? Is it important? Maybe not as important as it should be. I admire it greatly.

{definitions courtesy of Wikipedia or Wiktionary}

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  1. I love that word . . . and I am so grateful to parents who taught me what it means to lead a virtuous life! Although, I must say that I am really good at #5 (knowing my weaknesses) and always working on the rest of them :)

  2. That is a tall order...but good we have something to strive towards. I am with you on knowing my weaknesses too. I think that is a good start, because not everybody sees those either. :-)

  3. Great word. Interesting how it's meaning has morphed a bit over time.

  4. I tossed #3 out the window a long time ago.

  5. This is my first time here in your corner of cyberspace--not the last, however. :-)

    I do strive for #2 and thanks to my mom, I have a good understanding of #5.

    I think it's important to have virtue in our life. Virtue adds value to life--at least for me.

    PS So, is it okay if I just sit here in one of these chairs for a bit and give a feast to my senses?


  6. they do overlap a bit--great v words

  7. I like that word in terms of 'patience is a virtue' something noted and worth having!I also very much strive for moral excellence...I liken it to integrity an am most impressed when people have it. It stinks to discover that someone you've enjoyed has not moral excellence...

  8. I think this is something where just trying the best we can is enough. Or else we're all in trouble :)

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  9. Something to strive for - except #3 of course :)


  10. Striving to be "virtuous" always leaves me in a state of "vexation".

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  11. Often, our weakness can be seen as virtues. I agree that moral excellence isn't such a popular goal anymore. Or even necessary. Too bad. I think we've lost a lot of character along with that moral fiber.

  12. I try for the first one but at least manage to hit the fifth one now and then.

  13. Virtue...good one! And a trait truly lacking in today's society.

  14. Don't we just love words, especially words like this.


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  16. Marvelous word. I'm with you on #5.

  17. I definitely strive for moral excellent but sometimes I fall short. And when I do, I try to own up to my shortcomings. Great post!

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