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Jacob Bronowski
(1908-1974) born on
Jan 18
English historian, mathematician. He was a writer on science and human value who developed the TV series "The Ascent of Man," 1973.
         
   
F
Knowledge is not a loose-leaf notebook of facts. Above all, it is a responsibility for the integrity of what we are, primarily of what we are as ethical creatures.

R
Einstein was a man who could ask immensely simple questions. And what his work showed is that when the answers are simple too, then you can hear God thinking.
A
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.
N
By the worldly standards of public life, all scholars in their work are of course oddly virtuous. They do not make wild claims, they do not cheat, they do not try to persuade at any cost, they appeal neither to prejudice nor to authority . . .
K
Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Pearls of Wisdom," ed. J. Agel and W. Glanze, 1987.
R: From a collection of quotations found on the Internet.
A: "The Sense of Human Dignity," lecture, 19 Mar. 1953; In Science and Human Values, pt. 3, sct. 5, 1961).
N: "The Sense of Human Dignity," lecture, 19 Mar 1953, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
K: Lecture, 19 Mar. 1953; in Science and Human Values, "The Sense of Human Dignity," sct. 5, 1961).
   


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