The Nine Noble Virtues

 

Courage

Truth

Honour

Fidelity

Discipline

Hospitality

Industriousness

Self-Reliance

Perseverence

 

Courage is the bravery to do what is right at all times. Truth is the willingness to be honest and say what one knows to be true and right. Honour is the feeling of inner value and worth from which one knows that one is noble of being, and the desire to show respect for this quality when it is found in the world. Fidelity is the will to be loyal to one's Gods and Goddesses, to one's folk, and to one's self. Discipline is the willingness to be hard with one's self first, and then if need be with others, in order that greater purposes can be achieved. Hospitality is the willingness to share what one has with one's fellows, especially whey they are far from home. Industriousness is the willingness to work hard - always striving for efficiency - as a joyous task in and of itself. Self-Reliance is the spirit of independence which is achieved not only for the individual, but also for the family, clan, tribe, or nation. Perseverance is the spirit of stick-to-it-iveness that can always being one back from defeat or failure - each time we fail, we recognize failure for what it is and, if the purpose is true and good, we persevere until success is won.

 

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