feeling and behaving with responsibility toward the civic order

a.k.a. civic responsibility, social responsibility

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices


Virtues possibly in tension

How to acquire or strengthen it


Notes and links


Mentioned elsewhere


Inspirational quotes

  • “After all, we have gotten used to regarding as valor only valor in war (or the kind that’s needed for flying in outer space), the kind which jingle-jangles with medals. We have forgotten another concept of valor — civil valor. And that’s all our society needs, just that, just that, just that! That’s all we need and that’s exactly what we haven’t got.” ―Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  • “That which isn’t good for the hive isn’t good for the bee.” —Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 6.54