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Virtue of the Week – Nobility

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Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.


Nobility is keeping faith with our true value as spiritual beings. It is living up to the virtues, the Divine trust within us. We treat ourselves and others with dignity and respect. We speak and act graciously. We choose the moral high road regardless of the cost. If others try to bring us down, we remain steadfast, remembering our true worth. Our sense of decency is our touchstone. The world’s temptations cannot divert us from our purpose. We don’t follow the path of least resistance. We lead principled lives. We live the good life.

Quote: “Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.” –Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

The Practice of Nobility

I know I was created noble.

I have high ethical standards.

I treat every person with dignity.

I am guided by decency.

I don’t allow others to mislead me. I am my own leader.

I am thankful for the gift of Nobility. It is my moral compass.

  • How can we honor each other’s nobility in our social justice work?
  • What will guide our social justice work?
  • What does the path of least resistance look like in our social justice work?
  • What temptations/distractions may divert us from our social justice work?

Virtues Matter was started by a passionate wife-husband team of social entrepreneurs seeking to positively uplift as many lives as possible. We aim to inspire and empower, to build capacity, strengthen relationships, and help everyone lead lives of passion and purpose.

Virtues Matter believes in a world where people are committed to kindness and respect, strive to be their best, and live with hope, courage, and in unity. We built the Virtues Cards mobile app, an interactive personal and team development tool, to help people identify and develop key virtues skills. We also offer dynamic workshops, online training, and customized programs to help people cultivate these positive qualities of character. To learn more, visit www.virtuesmatter.org.

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