The Auburn Creed
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."
And because Auburn men and women believe in these things, I believe in Auburn and love it.
- George Petrie (1945)