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Jacob Bronowski – 11 Quotes

 

11 Quotes by Jacob Bronowski

 

Every animal leaves traces of what it was man alone leaves traces of what he created.

– Jacob Bronowski


Man is unique not because he does science, and his is unique not because he does art, but because science and art equally are expressions of his marvelous plasticity of mind.

– Jacob Bronowski


You will die but the carbon will not its career does not end with you. It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time, sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life.

– Jacob Bronowski


We are all afraid for our confidence, for the future, for the world. That is the nature of the human imagination. Yet every man, every civilization, has gone forward because of its engagement with what it has set itself to do.

– Jacob Bronowski


Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.

– Jacob Bronowski


Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature.

– Jacob Bronowski


No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.

– Jacob Bronowski


Science has nothing to be ashamed of even in the ruins of Nagasaki. The shame is theirs who appeal to other values than the human imaginative values which science has evolved.

– Jacob Bronowski


That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.

– Jacob Bronowski


The most wonderful discovery made by scientists is science itself.

– Jacob Bronowski


Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.

– Jacob Bronowski