The Virtues by Marcus Aurelius

* Auctoritas – “Spiritual Authority” – The sense of one’s social standing, built up through experience, Pietas, and Industria.

* Comitas – “Humour” – Ease of manner, courtesy, openness, and friendliness.

* Clementia – “Mercy” – Mildness and gentleness.

* Dignitas – “Dignity” – A sense of self-worth, personal pride.

* Firmitas – “Tenacity” – Strength of mind, the ability to stick to one’s purpose.

* Frugalitas – “Frugalness” – Economy and simplicity of style, without being miserly.

* Gravitas – “Gravity” – A sense of the importance of the matter at hand, responsibility and earnestness.

* Honestas – “Respectability” – The image that one presents as a respectable member of society.

* Humanitas – “Humanity” – Refinement, civilization, learning, and being cultured.

* Industria – “Industriousness” – Hard work.

* Pietas – “Dutifulness” – More than religious piety; a respect for the natural order socially, politically, and religiously. Includes the ideas of patriotism and devotion to others.

* Prudentia – “Prudence” – Foresight, wisdom, and personal discretion.

* Salubritas – “Wholesomeness” – Health and cleanliness.

* Severitas – “Sternness” – Gravity, self-control.

* Veritas – “Truthfulness” – Honesty in dealing with others.

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