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Richard Leakey Quotes and Sayings

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We hope to find more pieces of the puzzle which will
shed light on the connection between this upright,
walking ape, our early ancestor, and modern man.
- Richard Leakey

Earlier, 100,000 elephants lived in Kenya and we didn't
have any noteworthy problem with it.
The problem that we have is not that there are now more elephants.
- Richard Leakey

Along the borders to Ethiopia and Somalia,
anarchy reigns, the police and military have retreated quite some distance.
- Richard Leakey

To investigate the history of man's development,
the most important finds are, of course,
hominid fossils.
- Richard Leakey

 

The problem is that during the 1980s,
a decade of heavy poaching, the elephants retreated to safer areas.
And now people have moved into the corridors once used by the elephants.
- Richard Leakey

Primates need good nutrition, to begin with.
Not only fruits and plants, but insects as well.
- Richard Leakey

Scientific innovations continually provide us with
new means of analyzing the finds.
- Richard Leakey

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The elephants were being slaughtered in masses.
Some were even killed in the vicinity of big tourist hotels.
- Richard Leakey

It is virtually impossible to control Northern Kenya,
which is populated chiefly by migrant nomads.
- Richard Leakey

Whether or not all this came to pass in an East African ditch,
I wouldn't like to say.
Perhaps it happened in North Africa or further west,
but Africa was definitely the place.
- Richard Leakey

Sadly, I am not able to take part in the fieldwork myself so much anymore,
as both of my legs were amputated following an airplane crash twelve years ago.
- Richard Leakey

Paleoanthropology is not a science that ends with the discovery of a bone.
One has to have the original to work with.
It is a life-long task.
- Richard Leakey

I, too, am convinced that our ancestors came from Africa.
- Richard Leakey

I can't think of any other region in the world which
is such a vast source of fossils.
- Richard Leakey

We think that groups of between 30 and 40 early men
would have settled in an area measuring a hundred square kilometers.
- Richard Leakey

The land is not in the least bit fertile and yet the
cattle herds grow larger and larger.
A cow represents capital investment here.
- Richard Leakey

For fossils to thrive, certain favorable circumstances are required.
First of all, of course, remnants of life have to be there.
These then need to be washed over with water as soon as possible,
so that the bones are covered with a layer of sediment.
- Richard Leakey

A number of scientists with greatly different backgrounds
can come up with completely different assessments.
The discussions or controversies are endless.
Once a year, we try to bring the most important discoverers
together to exchange their experiences and knowledge.
- Richard Leakey

I would hazard a guess that we have found fossilized
human remains of at least a thousand different specimens
in South and East Africa,
more or less complete at that.
I think this is where the prelude to human history
was primarily played out.
- Richard Leakey

We are concerned that, in a few years time,
this place of discovery, with its wealth of human fossils,
the like of which can be found nowhere else in the world,
could be completely destroyed.
- Richard Leakey

Elephants can live to an age of up to 70 or 80 years
and they have a good memory.
It could be they come across an area that is experiencing a drought.
Then they continue on their path and run into people.
- Richard Leakey

One should not forget that there are very few surviving items from this period,
often just single, small bones, a tooth,
a sliver of the skull.
Categorizing these pieces can be very difficult.
- Richard Leakey

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are
something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley PHOTO

I hope that you walk around the corner
and you get very surprised.
- Miranda Richardson

He who has health has hope,
and he who has hope has everything.
- Anonymous

The hope of a secure and livable world
lies with disciplined nonconformists
who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

If you wish to succeed in life,
make perseverance your bosom friend,
experience your wise counselor,
caution your elder brother,
and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison

Hope springs eternal.
- Alexander Pope

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

I find hope in the darkest of days,
and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

It is above all by the imagination
that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Where there's life, there's hope.
- Terence

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

Hate destroys, Love builds.
Hate tears down, Love renews and creates.
Hatred holds no hope for the future.
Love creates Today as its own better future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your success will shine as a light of hope
and inspire numbers you cannot total.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Only those who can leave behind everything they
have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

We must free ourselves of the hope
that the sea will ever rest.
We must learn to sail in high winds.
- Aristotle Onassis

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Hope You Dance
- the Lee Ann Womack song

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

We must accept finite disappointment,
but never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A true friend is a source of strength and hope.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We come this way but once.
We can either tiptoe through life
and hope we get to death without being badly bruised
or we can live a full, complete life achieving
our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.
- Bob Proctor

My compassionate intents are generally received clearly
and acted upon - perhaps not immediately,
or in exactly the way I hope -
but acted upon favorably, nonetheless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
- Abraham Lincoln

The present is the ever moving shadow
that divides yesterday from tomorrow.
In that lies hope.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

Abandon hope.
- Pema Chodron

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal
is our only legitimate hope of survival.
- Wendell Berry

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A very small degree of hope
is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
- Henri B. Stendhal

The great gift of Easter is hope -
Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God,
in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love,
which nothing can shake.
- Basil C. Hume

There is hope for the future because God has a sense
of humor and we are funny to God.
- Bill Cosby

Now abide faith, hope, love, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.
- Corinthians 13:13

Faith has to do with things that are not seen
and hope with things that are not at hand.
- Saint Thomas Aquinas.

If people are good only because they
fear punishment, and hope for reward,
then we are a sorry lot indeed.
- Albert Einstein

On what rests the hope of the republic? One country,
one language, one flag!
- Alexander Henry


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