The Radio Amateur's Code
Paul M Segal - W9EEA 1928

The Radio Amateur is:

Considerate . . . never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
Loyal . . . offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.
Progressive . . . with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station and operating above reproach.
Friendly . . . slow and patient operating when requested; friendly advice and counsel to the beginner; kindly assistance , cooperation and consideration for interests of others.  These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.
Balanced . . . radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school, or community.
Patriotic . . . station and skill always ready for service to country and community.