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No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power. Jacob Bronowski#Science 128
Jacob Bronowski#Science 128
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#Imagination 68
Jacob Bronowski#Imagination 68
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#Science 66
Jacob Bronowski#Science 66
Power is the by-product of understanding. Jacob Bronowski#Power 63
Jacob Bronowski#Power 63
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#Nature 61
Jacob Bronowski#Nature 61
Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime. Jacob Bronowski#Conformity 61
Jacob Bronowski#Conformity 61
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#Environmental 60
Jacob Bronowski#Environmental 60
The world is full of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show. Jacob Bronowski#Winning 55
Jacob Bronowski#Winning 55
It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it. Jacob Bronowski#Questions 51
Jacob Bronowski#Questions 51
We have to understand the world can only be grasped by action, not by comtemplation. The hand is more important than the eye....The hand is the cutting edge of the mind. Jacob Bronowski#Actions 50
Jacob Bronowski#Actions 50
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