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You will die but the carbon will not;
by 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

Related topics: Environmental

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

Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.
- Jacob Bronowski

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.
- Jacob Bronowski

 

The most wonderful discovery made by scientists is science itself.
- Jacob Bronowski

To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues;
it means taking pleasure in them.
- Jacob Bronowski

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

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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

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

The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain,
is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into
the minds of ordinary men.
- Jacob Bronowski

Power is the by-product of understanding.
- 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

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.
- 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

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

The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
- Jacob Bronowski

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

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.
- Jacob Bronowski

We gain our ends only with the laws of nature;
we control her only by understanding her laws.
- Jacob Bronowski

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

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.
- Jacob Bronowski

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.
- Jacob Bronowski

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden


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