Thursday, November 05, 2009

Auburn Creed

I have been reading a book recently about Auburn University and its history and thought that since some of our readers are not familiar with Auburn much that I would share with them the Auburn Creed. It was written by Dr. George Petrie (1866-1947), Auburn's first football coach and the first Alabamian to hold a Ph.D. :
I believe that this is a practical world and that I can count only on what I earn. Therefore, I believe in work, hard work.

I believe in education, which gives me the knowledge to work wisely and trains my mind and my hands to work skillfully.

I believe in honesty and truthfulness, without which I cannot win the respect and confidence of my fellow men.

I believe in a sound mind, in a sound body and a spirit that is not afraid, and in clean sports that develop these qualities.

I believe in obedience to law because it protects the rights of all.

I believe in the human touch, which cultivates sympathy with my fellow men and mutual helpfulness and brings happiness for all.

I believe in my Country, because it is a land of freedom and because it is my own home, and that I can best serve that country by "doing justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with my God."
Later the student newspaper added to the end of the creed the line: And because Auburn men and women believe in these things, I believe in Auburn and love it.

I do believe this is a good creed regardless of your college affiliation...

1 comment:

  1. This, much like the FFA Creed, give me goosebumps every time!

    War Eagle!


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