It has been said that VIRTUS is the most researched and debated word in Latin. It is like the word TAQWA in arabic. Virtus was originally the word of the church. CARDINAL VIRTUE. When Machiavelli took a secular approach to discussing and defining VIrtus he was condemmned as antichurch. Read the PRINCE by Machiavelli.
It has been translated too simplistically to manliness. The Desired man that fulfill the design criteria as defined by the church or Machiavelli or whatever holistic and secular criteria.
I prefer the word VIRTUS on its own as it is without translation but full of definitions.
There hase been several attempts to anglicise FIAT SAPIENTIA VIRTUS and Let manliness comes through wisdom has been the “official” English motto.
I think “let there be wisdom and virtus” is the accurate embodiment of the spirit. It is complete and well rounded, the heart the mind the nerve and the muscle, the human senses.