The drive to pursue moral excellence.

a.k.a. moral ambition

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices


Virtues possibly in tension

How to acquire or strengthen it


Notes and links


Mentioned elsewhere


Inspirational quotes

  • “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” ―Jesus
  • “No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.” —MLK, Jr.
  • “What good is there in knowing what virtue is, if this knowledge doesn’t make us love it? What point is there in knowing vice, if this knowledge doesn’t make us shun it?” —Petrarch, Invectives 108.