Fergus spake these words and he said,
This shall be my creed, whereby shall I
live my life as it were a shining example of
Virtue and excellence, well worthy to be
enshrined in Heaven as a model for all
who are wise to follow. My creed shall
into three parts, like Gaul, be divided.
Firstly, I shall constrain myself to Mind
My Own Business. Secondly, I shall
endeavor at all times and in all places
to Keep My Nose Clean by the most
expedient means. Thirdly, and finally, I
shall always exercise the utmost care
to Keep My Hands to Myself.
-Bored Of The Rings, 1969, p. 81