Justice:Write-up for Virtues Group

Justice is the upholding and implementation of the law, impartiality, and fairness; it is getting what one deserves or giving to others what they deserve. It is a derivative of the Latin word iustitia. Justice is one of the four Cardinal Virtues: prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude: the virtues which form the “hinges,” cardones in Latin, of a virtuous life. Plato listed these four virtues in the fourth book of his Republic, they are also known as the Pagan virtues because they are found to be honored in every great civilization, even polytheist ones. Words for these virtues may be found in every language, a sure sign of their universal applicability to human nature.  The Archangel Michael holds the scales symbolizing God’s justice in traditional iconography.

 

 

 


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