A virtue is a character trait valued as being good. The conceptual opposite of virtue is vice.
The virtues are sometimes referred to as collective groups. Some of these groupings include:
- The Theological Virtues: faith, hope, and love or charity
- The Cardinal Virtues: justice, fortitude, prudence, and temperance
- The Seven Holy Virtues: chastity, abstinence, liberality, diligence, patience, kindness, and humility
- The Knightly or Chivalric Virtues vary depending on the period or author, but frequently include courage, justice, mercy, generosity, faith, nobility, and hope. Courtesy, faith, and honour can also be chivalric virtues.