"Generation after generation, since the days of the American Revolution,
Chapel Hill has been extremely productive of talent. As a state university,
it is uniquely successful, and almost every phase of enlightenment and
progress in the state, and to some extent in the South, can trace its
birth to this small town."
-- John Ehle,
Source: John Ehle,
The Free Men. New York: Harper & Row, 1965, pp 96-97.