The Auburn Creed, written by Auburn professor and first football coach Dr. George Petrie, is the most beloved doctrine of the University. Dr. Petrie wrote what he felt all Auburn students, faculty and staff stood for. It reads: 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. Dr. George Petrie This is a beautiful piece to add to any Auburn man or woman's collection, and is available matted and framed in walnut or mahogany, with or without coins. 8x10 unframed, matted to 11x14. All Auburn Art framed pieces are custom framed, ensuring your piece is crafted to your specifications. Please allow additional time to receive your piece.