Jacob Bronowski — English Scientist born on September 01, 1908, died on August 22, 1974

Jacob Bronowski was a British mathematician of Polish Jewish origin, a biologist, a historian of science, and a theatre author, poet and inventor. He is best remembered as the presenter and writer of the 1973 BBC television documentary series, The Ascent of Man, and the accompanying book... (wikipedia)

Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.
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.
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.
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.
Every animal leaves traces of what it was; man alone leaves traces of what he created.