by Glendon Fred Swarthout [book version (1975)]
I will not be laid a hand on.
I will not be wronged.
I will not stand for an insult.
I don't do these things to others.
I require the same from them.
by Glendon Fred Swarthout and Miles Hood Swarthout [film version
I won't be wronged.
I won't be insulted.
I won't be laid a hand on.
I don't do these things to other people,
and I require the same from them.
All American Creed
by John "The Duke" Wayne [propounded by Marion Michael Morrison,
who acted the role of The Shootist in the film, but was
instilled by his father, Clyde L. Morrison]
Always keep your word.
A gentleman never insults anybody intentionally.
And don't go around looking for trouble,
but if you ever get in a fight, make sure you win it.