Definition: a model or pattern of excellence or perfection <a paragon of virtue>

Derivation: Greek, “to test good from bad”

People Who Exemplify This Quality: Anyone who lives a high standard is a paragon. Anyone can be an example of goodness simply by being good.

Quote: The Spirit brings order out of chaos and beauty out of ugliness. He can transform a sin-blistered man into a paragon of virtue. The Spirit changes people. The Author of life is also the Transformer of life. — Robert Charles Sproul (1939-2017) American theologian