respect for authority

discernment of and deference to legitimate authority

a.k.a. deference, obeisance

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • being a “good german” (vice of excess)
  • brown-nosing (vice of excess)
  • disrespect for / disregard of / flaunting of authority
  • iconoclasm

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