Respect

Respect is a due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of others.  It comes from the Latin word, “respectus” which means attention, regard, or consideration.  Respect is integral to both personal identity and to interpersonal relationships. 

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Moderation

Many view moderation as equal with indecision, weakness, opportunism and cowardice; boring, stuffy, and passionless: a bland, incoherent, and undesirable virtue lacking firmness and clarity of purpose.  “Moderation sees itself as beautiful only because it is unaware that in the eye of the immoderate it appears black and sober, and consequently ugly-looking,” Friedrich Nietzsche once quipped. 

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Patience

Patience (or forbearance) is the ability to tolerate difficult circumstances or strain in the face of delay or provocation without responding in annoyance or anger. 

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