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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Quotation Sensations

Posted July 24, 2008 7:58 a.m. EDT

How do you start your day? I like to begin with a thought or quote of the day - something inspirational, profound or humorous. I've compiled a few of my favorite quotes from famous North Carolinians.

What are your favorite quotes? Please share.

"Be a dreamer. If you don't know how to dream, you're dead.”
Jim Valvano

"Divine right went out with the American Revolution and doesn't belong to the White House aides. What meat do they eat that makes them grow so great? "
Sam Ervin

"Polygraph tests are 20th-century witchcraft."
Sam Ervin

"If you treat every situation as a life-and-death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.”
Dean Smith

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”
Michael Jordan

"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean."
Maya Angelou

"A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone."
Billy Graham

"Education is our future — it’s everything. We must not settle for anything short of excellence in our schools."
Jim Hunt

"I don't think I'll get to heaven if I do anything to desecrate this mountain."
Grandfather Mountain Owner Hugh Morton

"I've read two books a week for 30 years....I'm satisfied I know everything."
 Kaye Gibbons