from the 1970 Liber Actorum

"There exist specific unalterables, doctrines from decades past which have been shaped into tradition. A demanding insistence upon excellence, an unfaltering respect for education and authority, and an intense desire for success form the basis of this tradition, a tradition which for 335 years has molded great statesmen, authors and philosophers. This wall of human building blocks grows greater with each year's graduation."