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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining Virtue. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is Virtue so important!

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Top 10 Virtue facts that will blow your mind.

  1. In the ancient epic Mahabharata (c.a 400 BCE), the King Yudisthira reaches paradise but is told his dog is not allowed in. Shocked that his dog could not be allowed in, the King choses to return to Earth or go to Hell. The guard then reveals it was only a test of his virtue, and allows both in.

  2. In addition to the Seven Deadly Sins, there are Seven Heavenly Virtues: Chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness and humility

  3. Benjamin Franklin lived his life by 13 rules which he called the 13 virtues. He made these virtues when he was 20.

  4. Japan used to be extremely pro-cannabis: 25,000 cannabis farms existed in 1948, and there were sayings about the virtues of the cannabis plant.

  5. In 458BC Roman farmer Lucius Cincinnatus was named absolute dictator of Rome during a crises. After achieving victory he resigned and returned power to senate. His resignation of absolute authority is often cited as an example of outstanding leadership, serving the greater good and civic virtue.

  6. Cincinnati was named after Roman dictator Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, who is cited as an example of outstanding leadership, service to the greater good, civic virtue, lack of personal ambition and modesty.

  7. Edo-era Japanese samurais considered homosexuality as honorable, and teaches them virtue unlike the love of women was causing a "feminizing effect" and was deemed a necessity.

  8. Twenty year old Ben Franklin devised a list of virtues to help him live a better life, a list which he followed until he died at age 84. They include: "Imitate Jesus and Socrates" and "avoid trifling conversation"

  9. There are Seven Heavenly Virtues paired with the Seven Deadly Sins

  10. The atheistic Cult of Reason was sponsored by the French revolutionary govt. to replace Catholicism. Notre Dame's altar was dismantled, and provocatively dressed women posed inside representing virtues like Reason. Cemetery gates in France had to bear the inscription "Death is an eternal sleep."

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There's a religion called Kopimism - a religion of file sharers who believe that copying information is a sacred virtue. They use CTRL+C and CTRL+V as sacred symbols.

Harry Thaw who killed architect Stanford White and was acquitted based on the defense of "dementia Americana," a phenomenon that caused American men to become temporarily insane and seek revenge against those who had tainted their wives’ virtue. Thaw had married White's former mistress.

People in Late medieval Italy believed that god put poor people on earth so that rich people can get into heaven by donating to them. Been poor was a virtue. Poverty was a sign of good moral character, so helping the poor was never meant to improve their condition

As American involvement in Vietnam progressed and the casualties increased, Americans grew weary of the war and questioned the constitutionality and virtues of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

Confucianism's fifth virtue is Xin which means sincerity and fidelity.

He later wrote, "It seemed to me that a weight whirling around a horizontal shaft, moving more rapidly above than below, could furnish lift by virtue of the greater centrifugal force."

Confucianism's fourth virtue is Zhi which means knowledge or wisdom.

Confucianism's second virtue is Yi which means righteousness and honesty.

Confucianism's third virtue Li which means proper behavior and propriety.

That, from January 20 to June 6, 2001, a 98-year-old was third in line to the U.S. presidency (Strom Thurmond, by virtue of his position as President pro tempore of the Senate).

Mohamed Atta, a leader of the World Trade Center attack, was, in the years before 9/11, a ferocious critic of high-rises. He held degrees in both architecture and urban planning, and regarded such buildings as destructive of cities’ ancient virtues

Pennsylvania's state motto is Virtue, Liberty, and Independence.

Virginia's state flag was adopted in 1861 and features the goddess Virtue in the center.

Confucianism teaches five virtues that dictate how a person should live and behave.

Ancient Rome had 5 emperors known as "The 5 Good Emperors". One historian said they were good because of their benevolent dictatorship style. "the Roman Empire was governed by absolute power, under the guidance of wisdom and virtue"

People once believed that if a pelican could find no other food for its young, it would peck flesh from its own breast for them to eat. This was considered to embody the Christian virtue of sacrificing oneself for others, and so pelicans came to be a popular symbol in medieval art.

Ayn Rand wrote several non-fiction books including For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand (1961), The Virtue of Selfishness (1964), Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal (1966), The Romantic Manifesto (1969), The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution (1971), Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology (1979), and Philosophy: Who Needs It (1982).

Sigmund Freud was an early user and proponent of cocaine. He believed that cocaine was a cure for many mental and physical problems, and in his 1884 paper "On Coca" he extolled its virtues. He wrote several articles recommending medical applications, including its use as an antidepressant.

"Uncommon Virtues": small, virtuous acts that few people actually do. Psychologists can slip them into surveys to test for social desirability bias - a bias where people lie to seem more virtuous than they are.

Cynicism was a school of thought of ancient Greek philosophy and that Cynics believed the purpose of life is to live in virtue, in agreement with nature.

The state flag of Virginia has the Roman figure of Virtue standing on the corpse of a Tyrant

Immaculate Conception does not refer to the virgin birth of Jesus but instead refers to the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary free from original sin by virtue of the merits of her son Jesus Christ

Susan's school was paid for by the Connecticut Indian Association, which sought to encourage Victorian virtues.

Learned there are 7 heavenly virtues as well as deadly sins: prudence, justice, temperance, courage, faith, hope, and charity.

Confucianism's first virtue is Ren, which means "humaneness", or "benevolence".