Jacob Bronowski Quotes


26 Jacob Bronowski quotes:



"The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation."
Author: Bronowski Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"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."
"Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime."
"The world is full of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show."
"Every animal leaves traces of what it was; man alone leaves traces of what he created."
"The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men."
"It is vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it."
"The most wonderful discovery made by scientists is science itself."
"The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline."
"Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man."
"The hand is the cutting edge of the mind."
"The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men"
Author: Bronowski Quotes Category: Hurt Quotes
"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."
"The world is made up of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show."
"To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them."
"Power is the by-product of understanding."
"We gain our ends only with the laws of nature; we control her only by understanding her laws."
"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."
"To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them"
Author: Bronowski Quotes Category: Pleasure Quotes
"Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty."



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