Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it--and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit on a hot stove lid again--and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Like anything else, it's a lot of on-the-job training. The more experience you have, the more you see and the better you are at what you do. It's no different than if somebody was trying to coach in the Super Bowl.
The last four years have been an amazing experience. It hasn't set in yet that this is it. Being able to come so far and to be this close is a big disappointment for what we could have done for Davidson basketball -- and being able to do that for my dad.