"It will be about which candidate, which of the two candidates remaining, is best suited to make a positive difference in the lives of North Carolina families, and I submit to each of you tonight that I am that candidate and Elizabeth Dole is not."
"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."Erskine Bowles on Albert Einstein
"I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other."Erskine Bowles on Harvey Fierstein
"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."Erskine Bowles on Willie Nelson
"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."Erskine Bowles on Zig Ziglar
"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."Erskine Bowles on John Wooden
"Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts."
"You always have certain strengths and certain weaknesses, and you want to compensate for your weaknesses... I have a real duty to earn the trust of the faculty. I don't just deserve it. I have to earn it."