Moral Virtue

A Modular Construct

Moral virtue is a mean that lies between two vices, one of excess and  the other of deficiency, and it aims at hitting the mean both in feelings and actions.So it is hard to be good, for surly in each instance to find the mean just as it is hard to find the center of a circle. It is easy to get angry or to spend money - anyone can do that. But to act the right way toward the right person, in due proportion, at the right time, for the right reason, and in the right manner - that is not easy and not everyone can do it.

(Aristotle 384 - 322 BCE, Nichomachean Ethics)


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