The Four-Way Test

The Four-Way Test continues to be the cornerstone of all Rotarian's actions. Of the things we think, say or do,

1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

The test was developed in 1932 by Herbert J. Taylor, who later became a RI president. Its four short questions have never ceased to be relevant. They represent a checklist for ethical behavior and are not based on culture or religion. They transcend generations and national borders.