The 8 Virtues…Mottos of Character
The 8 Virtues crest is an icon in the Child of Virtue character education program. Each of the 8 Virtues is represented by a specific color and symbol. Each virtue is clearly defined and a simple motto helps children to remember and internalize the meanings. For more information visit childofvirtue.org
HUMILITY is a healthy balance between strengths and weaknesses. MOTTO: Humility is modestly and meekly moving towards mercy and service to others.
COURAGE is commitment to facing fears and challenges. MOTTO: When courage is discharged, fear is conquered.
CLEANLINESS is order of body, space and mind that leads to planned health and happiness. MOTTO: Cleanliness removes clutter and confusion, and creates a space for contemplation and consideration.
OBEDIENCE is compliance through performance and respect. MOTTO: Obedience requires patience and resilience, performance and respect.
INDUSTRY includes setting goals, managing time, working hard, and being persistent. MOTTO: Work will work when wishy washy whining won’t.
WISDOM is earned through knowledge and experience. MOTTO: Words of wisdom grow as we reflect on the truths we know.
GRATITUDE is expressing thanks for all things. MOTTO: The platitude of gratitude is an attitude of thanks.
Originally posted on September 8, 2011 on www.childofvirtue.blogspot.com