"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."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Erskine Bowles on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Erskine Bowles on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Erskine Bowles on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Erskine Bowles on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Erskine Bowles on Golda Meir
"Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts."
"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."