We are washed both on coming into the world and on going out of it, and we take no pleasure from the first washing nor any profit from the last.
You have great athletic directors, you let them run it; you keep yourself informed, but I’m not the athletic director. I’m the president of the university.
To understand the theory which underlies all things is not sufficient. Theory is but the preparation for practice.
Continue to surprise those who would put you in a neat demographic. Be insistently curious.
You must be fit to give before you can be fit to receive.
I often have said that to be a college president, you need a thick skin, a good sense of humor, and nerves like sewer pipes.
Men come of age at sixty, women at fifteen.
I believe everything learned in college is an answer to a question that someone has posed. Questions get posed differently and the answers that come back transport us to places we never knew existed.
By having much, you are fitted to have more.
Life runs to death as its goal, and we should go towards that next stage of experience either carelessly as to what must be, or with a good, honest curiosity as to what may be.