The holding of informed, discerning standards for aesthetic and social graces.

a.k.a. aesthetic sensibility, appreciation of beauty

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • tackiness
  • tastelessness

Virtues possibly in tension

How to acquire or strengthen it


Notes and links

Mentioned elsewhere

Inspirational quotes

  • “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” ―Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
  • “If a man walk in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in dan­ger of be­ing re­gard­ed as a loaf­er; but if he spends his whole day as a spec­u­la­tor, shear­ing off those woods and mak­ing earth bald be­fore her time, he is es­teemed an in­dus­tri­ous and en­ter­pris­ing cit­i­zen. As if a town had no in­ter­est in its for­ests but to cut them down” ―Thoreau