Leonard Pitts quotes

  • Too often our leaders cannot work for the greater good because they acknowledge no good greater than politics. But if that's truly our prime directive and highest imperative, God help us all.
    -- Leonard Pitts

    #Leader #Helping #Prime

  • Do that which serves your cause, not that which serves your rage.
    -- Leonard Pitts

    #Causes #Rage

  • It is said by Bush men and women that we fought (the Iraq War) to strike against terrorism - except that Iraq had no documented role in the Sept. 11 attacks. It is said that we fought from a moral objection to tyranny - except that we don't seem all that troubled by tyrants in nations that lack huge oil reserves. Everything is said except the truth: that we rushed into an unnecessary war on a half-baked mission. And that the repercussions of our hubris will shadow us for years.
    -- Leonard Pitts

    #War #Men #Years

  • People are always pleased to indulge their religiosity when it allows them to stand in judgment of someone else, licenses them to feel superior to someone else, tells them they are more righteous than someone else. They are less enthusiastic when religiosity demands that they be compassionate to someone else. That they show charity, service and mercy to everyone else.
    -- Leonard Pitts

    #People #Charity #Demand

  • Not everyone has something to say. This will not stop them from saying it.
    -- Leonard Pitts

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  • Don't nobody like a man they can't figure.
    -- Leonard Pitts

    #Men #Figures

  • Failure is the price of excellence.
    -- Leonard Pitts

    #Excellence

  • Any work of art represents a series of conscious choices on the part of the artist - what color to paint, what note to play, what word to use - in that artist's attempt to share what is in his or her soul. The audience is free to accept or reject those choices; it is emphatically not free to substitute its own.
    -- Leonard Pitts

    #Art #Color #Play

  • We take fabulousness for granted sometimes. We forget what hard work it is. Indeed, when you consider the grueling hours your average celebrity puts in on the movie set and in the recording studio, when you think of them returning to their mansions so dead tired their drivers have to help them out of the car, well, it just makes you want to cry.
    -- Leonard Pitts

    #Hard Work #Tired #Thinking

  • The headline here is not that a woman exposed a breast. It is, rather, that a breast exposed a woman.
    -- Leonard Pitts

    #Headlines #Breasts #Exposed

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