Without virtues, there is no good.

A list of virtues which define what is good in a man or woman, goodness that separates a man from a monster in an animal’s body. For a human being, these virtues define their goodness and from their goodness, more goodness arises. Goodness, found in these virtues is objective, however the behaviors exhibiting these goods are subjective.

  1. Acceptance Noun: the act of accepting something or someone Contentment, Forgiveness Rejection

  2. Assertiveness Adjective: disposed to or characterized by bold or confident statements and behavior Confidence, Courage Self-doubt, Shyness

  3. Authenticity Adjective: true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character Honesty,Integrity Low self-esteem

  4. Beauty Noun: the qualities in a person or a thing that give pleasure to the senses or the mind Joyfulness, Peace Ugliness

  5. Caring Verb: feeling or showing concern for other people Compassion, Kindness Cruelty, Insensitivity

  6. Cleanliness Noun: the practice of keeping yourself and your surroundings clean Orderliness,Purity Dirtiness

  7. Commitment Noun: An agreement or pledge to do something in the future Loyalty,Perseverance Lack of Direction

  8. Compassion Noun: sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it Caring,Understanding Grief,Judgment

  9. Confidence Noun: a feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something Assertiveness, Courage Self-doubt, Uncertainty

  10. Consideration Noun: the act of thinking carefully about something you will make a decision about Caring, Compassion Selfishness

  11. Contentment Noun: the state of being happy and satisfied Fulfillment, Joy Dissatisfaction, Restlessness

  12. Cooperation Noun: a situation in which people work together to do something Teamwork, Unity Defiance

  13. Courage Noun: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty Boldness,Confidence Fear, Self-doubt

  14. Creativity Noun: the ability to make new things or think of new ideas Joy,
    Purposefulness Ordinary

  15. Detachment Noun: lack of emotion or of personal interest Faith, Freedom Control

  16. Determination Noun: a quality that makes you continue trying to do or achieve something that is difficult Commitment, Tenaciousness Complacency

  17. Dignity Noun: a way of appearing or behaving that suggests seriousness and self-control Honor, Respect Egoism, Selfishness

  18. Encouragement Noun: something that makes someone more determined, hopeful, or confident

  19. Enthusiasm Noun: strong excitement about something : a strong feeling of active interest in something that you like or enjoy Energy, Motivation Boredom, Indifference

  20. Ethical Adjective: following accepted rules of behavior: morally right and good Fairness, Respect Immorality

  21. Excellence Noun: extremely high quality Dignity, Honor,
    Integrity, Respect Mediocrity

  22. Fairness Adjective: treating people in a way that does not favor some over others Equality, Justice Grievance, Injustice

  23. Faith Noun: strong belief or trust in someone or something Confidence, Hope, Trust Apprehension, Doubt

  24. Flexibility Adjective: willing to change or to try different things Detachment, Understanding Stubbornness

  25. Forgiveness Noun: the act of forgiving someone or something Freedom, Peace Anger, Bitterness

  26. Friendliness Adjective: acting like a friend: kind and helpful Kindness,Tact Shyness

  27. Generosity Noun: the quality of being kind, understanding, and not selfish : the quality of being generous Kindness, Service Stinginess, Self-centeredness

  28. Gentleness Adjective: having or showing a kind and quiet nature: not harsh or violent Patience, Peace Aggression

  29. Graciousness Noun: very polite in a way that shows respect Dignity,
    Tact Disrespect, Rudeness

  30. Gratitude Noun: a feeling of appreciation or thanks Hope,Joy, Peace Disappointment,Pain

  31. Harmonious Adjective: having parts that are related or combined in a pleasing way Unity Hostility

  32. Helpfulness Adjective: making it easier to do a job, deal with a problem, etc. : giving help Graciousness, Service Negativity

  33. Honesty Noun: the quality of being fair and truthful Integrity,
    Truthfulness Deceitfulness

  34. Honor Noun: respect that is given to someone who is admired Dignity, Respect Shame

  35. Hope Verb: to want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true Faith,Joy, Trust Despair, Frustration

  36. Humility Noun: the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people Modesty Arrogance, Pride

  37. Idealism Noun: the attitude of a person who believes that it is possible to live according to very high standards of behavior and honesty Confidence, Hope Cynicism, Pessimism

  38. Integrity Noun: the quality of being honest and fair Honesty,
    Trust Corruption, Deceitfulness

  39. Imaginative Adjective: having or showing an ability to think of new and interesting ideas: having or showing imagination Creativity Ordinary, Rationalism

  40. Joyfulness Adjective: feeling, causing, or showing great happiness: full of joy Hope, Peace, Love Discontent,Suffering

  41. Justice Noun: the process or result of using laws to fairly judge and punish crimes and criminals Fairness, Integrity Discrimination

  42. Kindness Noun:: the quality or state of being kind: a kind act Caring,
    Compassionate Cruelty, Loneliness

  43. Love Noun: a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person Caring, Forgiveness, Unity Fear

  44. Loyalty Noun: the quality or state of being loyal Honesty,Trust Betrayal

  45. Moderation Noun: the quality or state of being reasonable and avoiding behavior, speech, etc., that is extreme or that goes beyond what is normal or acceptable Diligence,
    Responsibility Obsessions, Overindulgence

  46. Modesty Noun: the quality of not being too proud or confident about yourself or your abilities Humility Self-importance

  47. Optimistic Adjective: having or showing hope for the future: expecting good things to happen Hope, Joyfulness Pessimism

  48. Orderliness Adjective: arranged or organized in a logical or regular way Cleanliness,
    Purity Chaos

  49. Passionate Adjective: having, showing, or expressing strong emotions or beliefs Enthusiasm,
    Purposefulness Indifference

  50. Patience Noun: the ability to wait for a long time without becoming annoyed or upset Determination, Peace Frustration

  51. Peace Noun:a state of tranquility or quiet Love, Serenity, Unity Anger,

  52. Perseverance Noun: continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition Commitment, Determination, Resilience Laziness

  53. Preparedness Noun: the quality or state of being prepared Excellence, Orderliness Complacency

  54. Purposefulness Noun: having a purpose as in something set up as an object or end to be attained Creativity, Commitment,Joyfulness Boredom, Indifference

  55. Reliability Noun: the quality or state of being reliable Integrity, Loyalty Untrustworthiness

  56. Respect Noun: an act of giving particular attention Dignity, Reverence Inconsideration

  57. Responsibility Noun: the quality or state of being responsible as in moral, legal, or mental accountability Courtesy, Tact, Trust Selfishness

  58. Reverence Noun: honor or respect that is felt for or shown to (someone or something) Respect, Worth Hatred

  59. Self-discipline Noun: correction or regulation of oneself for the sake of improvement Commitment, Determination Chaos, Unruliness

  60. Service Noun: contribution to the welfare of others Compassion,
    Generosity, Purposefulness Lack of concern, Self-centeredness

  61. Sincerity Noun: the quality or state of being sincere: honesty of mind Authentic Disingenuousness

  62. Tact Noun: a keen sense of what to do or say in order to maintain good relations with others or avoid offense Graciousness, Responsibilty Clumsiness

  63. Temperate Noun: habitual moderation in the indulgence of the appetites or passions Moderation Excessiveness

  64. Tenacious Adjective: persistent in maintaining, adhering to, or seeking something valued or desired Discipline, Perseverance Indecision

  65. Thankfulness Adjective: conscious of benefit received Gratitude, Thoughtfulness Unappreciative

  66. Tolerance Noun: capacity to endure pain or hardship: sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one’s own Patience,Tenacious Narrow-mindedness

  67. Trust Noun: assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something Loyalty, Respect Doubt,Skepticism

  68. Truthfulness Adjective: telling or disposed to tell the truth Honesty, Faith, Trust Corruption, Deceit

  69. Understanding Noun: an agreement of opinion or feeling: adjustment of differences Kindness,Tolerance Egoism

  70. Unity Noun: the quality or state of being made one Harmony,Love, Peace Loneliness

  71. Visionary Noun: a thought, concept, or object formed by the imagination Imagination,Leadership Lack of Inspiration

  72. Wisdom Noun: accumulated philosophic or scientific learning : knowledge Idealism,Visionary Lack of Intelligence

  73. Wonder Noun: a feeling caused by seeing something that is very surprising, beautiful, amazing, etc. Creativity,Imagination Boredom

The mormons say that God is the best thing and all good comes from God.
I see goodness and virtues as vital.
Vital for life and progress.
That which is vital can exist with or without a god figure.

Well, supposedly God imbued our very souls with virtues that form our consciences. pilgrim tom wrote something about that occurrence in an older thread, maybe I’ll ask him to repost it.

How can I correctly measure a good person?

That’s difficult.
You’d need to be a master.

My naivety messes up the realistic accounting necessary or is it that I refuse to accept that people can be rooted in evil? :confused: