1803-1845. Virtue is defined as a habitual and firm disposition to do good. The Human Virtues are attainable to all without the assistance of faith. They are acquired by human effort and are the fruit of morally good acts. Traditionally these are described as the Cardinal Virtues of Prudence, Justice, Fortitude and Temperance. The Theological Virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity relate directly to God and adapt man’s faculties for participation in the divine nature.
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