Four cardinal virtues :

Virtue may be defined as a habit of mind  in harmony with reason and the order of nature. It has four parts:

  • Prudence : also described as wisdom, the ability to judge between actions with regard to appropriate actions at a given time
  • Justice : also considered as fairness, the most extensive and most important virtue; the Greek word also having the meaning righteousness
  • Temperance: also known as restraint, the practice of self-control, abstention, discretion, and moderation
  • Courage : also termed fortitude, forbearance, strength, endurance, and the ability to confront fear, uncertainty, and intimidation