The traditional chief moral virtues of justice, prudence, temperance, and fortitude. Often contrasted with theological virtues.
- Tolkien depicts the natural virtues as perfected and fulfilled by the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity.
- The good person, the possessor of the natural virtues, is the one who is ‘a safe companion, an easy friend, a gentle master, an agreeable husband, an indulgent father’.
- Watch and see how God causes your confidence in your own natural virtues and power to wither away.
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