a paragon of virtue

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a paragon of virtue

One who has perfect, unimpeachable moral or ethical values; one who has no faults or imperfections. Often used ironically or sarcastically. He's up there criticizing people for going against the ethos of the church, but he's hardly a paragon of virtue himself. You don't have to be a paragon of virtue, I just expect you to treat others with the kindness and respect you would want for yourself.
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a paragon of ˈvirtue

a person who is without faults; a completely perfect person: We don’t expect all election candidates to be paragons of virtue.
See also: of, virtue