"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."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Richard Leakey on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Richard Leakey on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Richard Leakey on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Richard Leakey on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Richard Leakey on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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."