When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations.When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence.When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
Only cinema narrows its concern down to its content, that is to its story. It should, instead, concern itself with its form, its structure.Peter Greenaway
The study of science, dissociated from that of philosophy and literature, narrows the mind and weakens the power to love and follow the noblest ideals: for the truths which science ignores and must ignore are precisely those which have the deepest bearing on life and conduct.john lancaster spalding
Being deeply knowledgeable on one subject narrows one's focus and increases confidence , but it also blurs dissenting views until they are no longer visible , thereby transforming data collection into bias confirmation and morphing self-deception into self-assurance.
It is war that wastes a nation's wealth, chokes its industries, kills its flower, narrows its sympathies, condemns it to be governed by adventurers, and leaves the puny, deformed, and unmanly to breed the next generation.george santayana
When power leads man toward arrogance , poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts , poetry cleanses.