The 4 Way Test
Rotary's 4-Way Test - The principles Rotary is based upon.
The Four-Way Test
The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions:
Of the things we think, say or do
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Herbert J. Taylor, president, Rotary Club of Chicago, 1939-40 and Rotary International 1954-55 lived from 1893 to 1978. During a business crisis in 1932, he wrote the "Four Way Test". It was adopted as part of Rotary International in January of 1943.