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Rhodes College

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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.

Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.

Just walk beside me and be my friend.

—Albert Camus-

Nov 07, 1913 - Jan 04, 1960




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 Alma Mater & Fight Song

Alma Mater

Dear Alma Mater, kind the fate
That links our lives with Thee,
For God’s own power that made Thee great
Is the truth that makes us free;

Thy torch has touched our hearts with flame,
Our yearning souls refined,
Through Thee we learn the higher aim,
And train the truer mind.

O Leader to the larger light,

Rhodes College ‘neath Thy wings

Thine own in rev’rent love unite,
And each a tribute brings;

And dreams, such dreams as old can dream,
And visions youth can see,
Keep lighted in our hearts the flame
Once kindled there of Thee.



Fight Song - Lynx March

Roll Lynx Roll !

Roll, roll, roll, roll, Lynx-team roll on!
Fight, fight, fight ‘til vic-t’ry is won!
Our team will win vic-t’ry again;
Lynx team won’t give in! (RAH! RAH! RAH!)
L—Y—N—X Lynx team roll on;
Vic-t’ry is our cry!
Come on and fight, fight, fight, Rhodes College,

Roll, Lynx, Roll !

Written by Prof. Charles Mosby ’51


The David Saks Show - WLYX Radio FM 89
Rhodes College 1990
David Saks may seem very docile, mysterious and different on first impression.
However, he is a remarkable man. Saks is highly independent and self-sufficient.
His exceptional intelligence, sense of humor and wisdom are quickly noticed upon interaction with him.
He is a respectable man and many are deeply and positively affected by his very cordial, warm and sincere nature.
Saks is not one to attract people on the basis of his warmth or compassion, however - though he is loaded with both - but because of his obvious insight and common sense.
Saks may appear to be hard to get to know and is often withdrawn, but this is the fabric of a rather modest man. It is common for people to see his focus turn inside of himself in the middle of a conversation.
Saks clearly has the makings of an intellectual, but he has, in remarkably humble fashion, guarded against arrogance and an attitude of "I've got it all figured out".
There have been periods in Saks' life when he had little concern for style, while at other times he is very aware of his surrounding and uses it to make a specific impression.
Saks appears dignified no matter how he perceives the moment, but he is a rather well groomed man with a touch of dash and definitely has some advantages.
Saks is quiet and never self-aggrandizing although his confidence increases when he knows he is well received.
Saks is a gifted musician, an extraordinary pianist, brilliant, spiritual, religious, and a romantic at heart with his very own ideas regarding the purpose of life which at times tragically self-inflict controversy for him.
He is an inspired speaker and conversationalist to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common when discussing subjects that interest him.
Otherwise, Saks is not one for chatter.
His love of knowledge and his wisdom manifest of such surpassing excellence as to suggest divine inspiration.
David Saks first arrived on the Southwestern at Memphis  / Rhodes College campus in 1970.
Although a Rhodes student, and awarded a scholarship, he never chased a degree.
David's loyalty, respect, devotion and great love for learning, the piano and Rhodes College are distinctive characteristics that have distinguished him as a beloved member of the community.

 The Rules of Life

1. Give only what you wish to receive.

2. For everything you have to do, do everything you have.

3. Never cheat.

4. Never lie.

5. Never give up.

6. Know that the strong do not harm the weak and that only the weak wish to do harm.

7. Give respect by your behavior, command respect, and show courtesy in all things.

8. Give to each according to their needs, and ask of each according to their capabilities.

9. Never shame or humiliate your fellow beings.

10. Accept responsibility for your actions and demand that others accept responsibility for theirs.

Rhodes In The Fall
David Saks
August 16, 1991


Find understanding
Open your eyes
You'll see the truth
Beneath God's blue skies

And together we'll find love
And learn as we grow
When the seasons change
That's when you'll know

My friend till I see you again
Within this hallowed hall
My heart will be in Memphis
 Here at Rhodes in the Fall

The past is behind us
Listen to the future call
We'll be together in Memphis
 At Rhodes in the fall

If one wish can come true
If your dreams are mine
My science, my ethics,
Your music and rhyme

The trees on North Parkway
Stand tall as we adjourn
This promise I'll keep you
While I wait for your return
My friend till I see you again
Within this hallowed hall
My heart will be in Memphis
At Rhodes in the fall

The past is behind us
Listen to the future call
We'll be together in Memphis
At Rhodes in the fall

The Most Honorable Caretaker Emeritus
Southwestern Hall ~ Rhodes College
Beloved Friend of David Saks

My Business Card
by David Saks
Take my business card
It's plain, not much to see
Maybe some day you'll find it again
And have nice thoughts of me
Keep it in your favorite book
Or underneath your phone
Right there on the table
Somewhere inside your home
Here's my business card
Please take it in your hand
I hope one day we'll meet again
Till then please understand
It's just my business card
Call me when it's right
But darling you're the only girl
Who can call me late at night

Steinway Piano Solo
"Before You Go"

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