There are 146 of these maxims. This is only number 30. I feel like I’m running out of things to say about virtues!
What is nobility of character? I think it is character possessing many of the virtues outlined in the Maxims. When I think of nobility I immediately think of a person of upper class bearing and stature, someone trying to be regal. But outside of a feudal context, I see someone with grace, strength of presence, good manners, a firm handshake, eye contact; I see a person of his word, a person who take the ‘high road’ in matters of conflict and resolution.
I realize that just as I’m getting a bit bored with this series, writing weekly about these virtues is one way of developing my own noble character. I exercise the kind of person I want to be by meditating on these virtues, by practicing my writing, by taking the high road as often as possible.