To do good work, whether we live or die
Note from the Letter Charitas by John Ruskin

The first article of what Ruskin was to call the St George's vow, set down in Letter 2. The other articles were:
(2.) To help other people at [their work], when you can, and seek to avenge no injury.
(3.) To be sure you can obey good laws before you seek to alter bad ones.