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'''Fortitude''' (or '''moral [[courage]]''') is the strength of mind and character needed to do what is right, no matter how adverse the circumstances or how strong the opposition. In [[Christian]] tradition it is considered one of the four cardinal [[virtue]]s. As well as having the courage to act righteously, fortitude can also describe having the courage ''not'' to do wrong, for example, a teenager having enough character to resist peer-group pressure to drink [[alcohol]] or take illegal [[drug]]s.
There are many historical examples of fortitude, including the early Christians who endured great persecution to spread [[God]]'s word. Many were [[martyr]]ed rather than do what they thought was wrong or [[sin]]ful.
Rev. [[Sun Myung Moon]] said:
: {{moon-hardship-gratitude}}
== See also ==
*[[Conservative parables]]