The Virtues

Honesty, thrift, forgiveness, kindness, humility, joy, love, self reliance, altruism, perseverance, creativity, curiosity, generosity, gratitude, and purpose are but some of the qualities that Templeton Press explores in our ever-expanding Virtues publishing list.

Our founder, Sir John Templeton, believed that these virtues were universal truths. Though they had all been taught by the many world religions for hundreds of years, he sought to find evidence of their usefulness through rigorous scientific and statistical research funded by his John Templeton Foundation.

Our Virtues publishing list shows the fruits of some of this scientific research, but readers will also find in it much more, such as inspirational titles, biographies, and practical primers on living the virtues more fully in day-to-day life.

“Every moment of our life,” wrote Sir John in his book Worldwide Laws of Life, “we are molding our character, and it is our character that determines our destiny.”