I BELIEVE in the sacred sovereignty of my neighbor over his own life. Therefore I will not trespass on his domain, or seek domination over his ideas of conduct in any way.
I BELIEVE in the good-will of my neighbor; I believe that he is trying, according to his lights, as I am trying according to mine, to do what is right and good, even when we do not agree.
I BELIEVE that I see some truths which my neighbor may not see, and to which I must be true. I believe equally that my neighbor sees some truth which I may not see, so I must be not only open-minded, but sympathetic—because I want to know his truth, too.
I BELIEVE that I have more defects in manner, speech, disposition and temperament than I can detect or am willing to admit. Therefore it ill becomes me to be too sharp a critic of my fellows.
I BELIEVE that humor is one of the major gifts of God. I hope for my sake that my neighbor possesses it; I pray for his sake that I may have enough of it to laugh at myself.
I believe that the happiness and success of my neighbor are as important as my own. Therefore, I will seek in behalf of others the same things that I see and ask for myself.