Placing a high value on one's character and behaving with that priority in mind.

a.k.a. character?

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • being a person with a “low price”

Virtues possibly in tension


How to acquire or strengthen it


Notes and links

Mentioned elsewhere

  • One of “The Seven Virtues of Bushido” according to Nitobe Inazo.

Inspirational quotes

  • “The one who is conscious of his soul’s nobility will not endure a dishonorable life.” ―Sophocles
  • “The man of honour thinks of his character, the inferior man of his position. The man of honour desires justice, the inferior man favour.” (Analects of Confucius, IV.XI)
  • “Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life — is the source from which self respect springs.” — Joan Didion