To live constantly above

snobbery of word or deed;
to place
scholarship before social obligations and character before appearances;
to be, in the best sense,
democratic

rather than 'exclusive',

and lovable rather than 'popular';
to
work earnestly, to speak kindly,

to act sincerely, to choose thoughtfully

that course which occasion

and conscience demand; 
to be
womanly always; to be discouraged never;
in a word, to be
loyal under any and all circumstances to my Fraternity

and her highest teachings

and to have her welfare ever at heart

that she may be a symphony of high purpose and helpfulness in which there is no discordant note.

 

Ethel Switzer Howard

Xi Chapter, 1904

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