You’ve probably heard that patience is a virtue … well, so is justice … and gratitude … and creativity … 

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of virtues. Here is a snapshot of 64.

Virtues are also known as character strengths. They are the essence of who we are: our positive character traits and the qualities of our soul.

Some of the virtues listed below are hyperlinked. Click on the hyperlinks below to discover more about individual virtues.

List of 64 virtues

Acceptance
Accountability
Appreciation
Assertiveness
Caring
Cleanliness
Commitment
Compassion
Confidence
Consideration
Cooperation
Courage
Courtesy
Creativity
Detachment
Determination
Diligence
Empathy
Enthusiasm
Excellence
Flexibility
Forgiveness
Friendliness
Generosity
Gentleness
Grace
Gratitude
Helpfulness
Honesty
Honour
Hope
Humility
Idealism
Initiative
Integrity
Joyfulness
Justice
Kindness
Love
Loyalty
Moderation
Modesty
Orderliness
Patience
Peacefulness
Perseverance
Purity
Purposefulness
Reliability
Respect
Responsibility
Sacrifice
Self-discipline
Service
Sincerity
Steadfastness
Strength
Tact
Tolerance
Trust
Trustworthiness
Truthfulness
Understanding
Unity
Wisdom

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If you want a printer-friendly list, click here. It’s great for the fridge or on the wall, so you can refer to it often.

 

Feel free to leave a comment below, reflecting on these questions:

1. And are there any qualities on the list that you’re not sure about? (detachment, for example)

 

2. Which other virtues would you add to this list? (What other character traits do you respect?)

 

3. If you don’t feel comfortable with the word ‘virtue’, what can you use instead? (character strength, character trait, principle, value, quality)