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Louis Leakey Quotes and Sayings
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Sometimes string figures were used to illustrate stories,
as in the case of an Eskimo example that depicts a man catching a salmon.
Sometimes they had magic or religious significance.
- Louis Leakey

There is tragic evidence to show that the paintings
at the French prehistoric art sites are deteriorating.
- Louis Leakey

Sometime during the many millions of years that have
elapsed since mammalian faunas came into existence,
some sort of island crossed from West Africa to South America.
- Louis Leakey

We set up the promised clinic for the sick and wounded Masai.
- Louis Leakey

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I have examined the stomach contents of seven aardvarks.
- Louis Leakey

I kept an open mind on the question of whether a hominid
had been present in Europe in the early Pleistocene.
- Louis Leakey

The Dalmatian breed of dog has many primitive characteristics.
- Louis Leakey


 

The author knows just what he wants to illustrate and
how he would like it to be done.
- Louis Leakey

Although we followed that hyena for the best part of half an hour,
we never caught up with it.
- Louis Leakey

Raising funds for my fourth expedition proved to be very difficult.
- Louis Leakey

The majority of people in Angola were not provided
with any kind of schooling and were completely illiterate,
very badly paid, and treated almost as slaves.
- Louis Leakey

Most Kikuyu marriages were arranged on the basis of
what is described by anthropologists as the bride price.
- Louis Leakey

South Africa had a long record of studies in prehistory,
going back to the end of the last century.
- Louis Leakey

When my father arrived in Kenya, he had found the Kikuyu
way of life similar to that of the British at the time
the Romans invaded England 2,000 years ago.
- Louis Leakey

Far too often animals are put to sleep when they could
be saved through proper care and nursing.
- Louis Leakey

I felt that in time simple stone tools would be found
in early Pleistocene in England.
- Louis Leakey

I saw what looked like another fallen tree in front
of me and put my foot on it to cross over.
At that moment it reared up in front of me-the biggest python I had ever seen!
- Louis Leakey

To save an animal's life in order that it may suffer
indefinitely is something I would never condone.
- Louis Leakey

At Olduvai, for 20 years, Mary and I had investigated
and made a general survey of the overall geology.
- Louis Leakey

Colonial governors and senior civil servants are not
easy people to argue with,
and I was not popular because of my criticism of the
colonial service in Kenya.
- Louis Leakey

The Foxhall jaw has now been missing for many years.
- Louis Leakey

I put a bullet into the back of the crocodile's neck just behind the head,
thus killing it.
If a crocodile is hit in any other part of its anatomy
it disappears into the water and is irrecoverable.
- Louis Leakey

The trip I made to Angola to study the prehistoric
contents of the gravel beds as a means of deciding
the age of the deposits and their economic potential
was the first time prehistory had ever been used for such a purpose.
- Louis Leakey

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh PHOTO

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet PHOTO

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe PHOTO

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Love is like the truth,
sometimes it prevails,
sometimes it hurts.
- Victor M. Garcia Jr.

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

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

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you are the master, be sometimes blind,
if you are the servant, be sometimes deaf.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You cannot be totally committed sometimes.
- A Course In Miracles

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

Sometimes I can't figure designers out.
It's as if they flunked human anatomy.
- Erma Bombeck

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think,
and that's the time when they most need to think.
- William J. Clinton

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Medicine sometimes snatches away health,
sometimes gives it.
- Ovid

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

Healing in a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.
- Hippocrates

Sometimes in football you have to score goals.
- Thierry Henry

I love my dad, although I'm definitely critical of him sometimes,
like when his pants are too tight.
But I love him so much and I try to be really supportive of him.
- Liv Tyler

Sometimes before we make a record I go back and listen to a few.
It's equally humbling and uplifting.
- Michael Stipe

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.
Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
- Katharine Hepburn

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
- Albert Einstein

Life is like an onion:
you peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

More marriages might survive if the partners realized
that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
- Doug Larson

God sometimes does try to the uttermost
those whom he wishes to bless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

For everything I observe or experience,
I create a story - not sometimes, but always.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I get along with guys; most of my friends are guys.
It's easier to trust men sometimes.
I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust.
- Paris Hilton

Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers.
- Paul Wellstone


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