Monday, August 8, 2016

The Auburn Creed

Mr. George Petrie wrote The Auburn Creed on November 12, 1943. It remains one of our Auburn University traditions and is at the center of my values and beliefs:

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 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 mercifully, and walking humbly with my God."

And, because Auburn men and women believe in these things, I believe in Auburn and love it.

David Baucom

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