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The Nine Noble Virtues


TRUTH

The willingness to be honest and say what one knows to be true and right.

FIDELITY

The will to be loyal to one's Gods and Goddesses, to one's folk, to one's self, and the oaths that are taken.

HONOR

The feeling of inner value and worth from which one knows that one is noble of being, and the desire to show respect for this quality when it is found in the world.

COURAGE

The bravery to do what is right at all times.

INDUSTRIOUSNESS

The willingness to work hard--always striving for efficiency--as a joyous activity in itself.

DISCIPLINE

The willingness to be hard with one's self first, then if need be with others.

HOSPITALITY

The willingness to share what one has with one's fellows, especially when they are far from home.

SELF-RELIANCE

The spirit of independence which is achieved not only for the individual but also for the family, clan, tribe, and nation.

PERSEVERANCE

The spirit of stick-to-it-iveness that can always bring one back from defeat or failure--each time we fail we recognize failure for what it is and, if the purpose is true and good, we persevere until success is won.


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