have an open heart
philos: love + timi: honor = love of honor
Greeks ancient and modern, philotimo — responsive gratefulness — is
the virtue above all virtues. To exemplify philotimo is more important
than having knowledge or wealth. Philotimo as a personal trait includes
being loving, kind, respectful, grateful, generous, dutiful, and courageous.
It describes having dignity, honesty, integrity, serving others, practicing
hospitality, acting with a sense of social responsibility, receiving
from others, and protecting justice. Embodying philotimo is to portray
cultural pride and to appreciate the greater good. Philotimo, as an inward
disposition that motivates one’s outward attitudes and behavior,
beckons us to have an open heart. Let philotimo be the guiding principle
of your life.