Single Idea 15640

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / d. Courage]

Full Idea

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

Gist of Idea

Courage is not a virtue, but the form of every virtue at its testing point


C.S. Lewis (works [1950])

A Reaction

This appeared on Twitter, without mention of its source. Adding it breaks my normal rules, but I hope you agree that it is too good to miss. Is not even resolutely facing up to suffering or death a case of genuine courage? Determination, prioritisation?