November 6, Simply brilliant reading. Living naturally is what the crux of this book is all about.
It allows the person not only to perform good acts, but to give the best of himself. The virtuous person tends toward the good with all his sensory and spiritual powers; he pursues the good and chooses it in concrete actions.
The goal of a virtuous life is to become like God. They make possible ease, self-mastery, and joy in leading a morally good life. The virtuous man is he who freely practices the good. The moral virtues are acquired by human effort.
They are the fruit and seed of morally good acts; they dispose all the powers of the human being for communion with divine love.
The cardinal virtues Four virtues play a pivotal role and accordingly are called "cardinal"; all the others are grouped around them. Thomas Aquinas, following Aristotle. It is called auriga virtutum the charioteer of the virtues ; it guides the other virtues by setting rule and measure.
It is prudence that immediately guides the judgment of conscience. The prudent man determines and directs his conduct in accordance with this judgment. With the help of this virtue we apply moral principles to particular cases without error and overcome doubts about the good to achieve and the evil to avoid.
Justice toward God is called the "virtue of religion. The just man, often mentioned in the Sacred Scriptures, is distinguished by habitual right thinking and the uprightness of his conduct toward his neighbor. It strengthens the resolve to resist temptations and to overcome obstacles in the moral life.
The virtue of fortitude enables one to conquer fear, even fear of death, and to face trials and persecutions. It disposes one even to renounce and sacrifice his life in defense of a just cause.
It ensures the will's mastery over instincts and keeps desires within the limits of what is honorable. The temperate person directs the sensitive appetites toward what is good and maintains a healthy discretion: No misfortune can disturb it and this is fortitude.
It obeys only [God] and this is justiceand is careful in discerning things, so as not to be surprised by deceit or trickery and this is prudence. With God's help, they forge character and give facility in the practice of the good.
The virtuous man is happy to practice them. Christ's gift of salvation offers us the grace necessary to persevere in the pursuit of the virtues.
Everyone should always ask for this grace of light and strength, frequent the sacraments, cooperate with the Holy Spirit, and follow his calls to love what is good and shun evil.There are four primary moral virtues, which are called the cardinal virtues: prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance.
The word cardinal derives from the Latin cardo, meaning “hinge.” Consequently, these four virtues are called “cardinal” because all other virtues are categorized under them and hinge upon them. To begin, let me first address what is meant by a “Cardinal” Virtue and where that word originated, however, rather than try to reinvent the wheel, I have decided to simply provide you with what has already been written so well on this important subject.
The following in transcribed from the. Article 1. Whether the moral virtues should be called cardinal or principal virtues? Objection 1. It would seem that moral virtues should not be called cardinal or principal virtues.
For "the opposite members of a division are by nature simultaneous" (Categor. x), so that one is not principal rather. Four virtues play a pivotal role and accordingly are called "cardinal"; all the others are grouped around them. They are: prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance.
Recent Examples on the Web. Breaching tennis’ cardinal virtues of self-sufficiency and autonomy, the coach begins by telling this emotional woman to calm down. — Jon Wertheim, leslutinsduphoenix.com, "Mailbag: Did David Ferrer’s Davis Cup Triumph Doom ITF Proposal for Revamp?," 11 Apr. Dialogue is one of their cardinal virtues, and most seemed determined to give Trump a hearing.
There are four primary moral virtues, which are called the cardinal virtues: prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. The word cardinal derives from the Latin cardo, meaning “hinge.” Consequently, these four virtues are called “cardinal” because all other virtues are .