Jacob Bronowski Quote
The symbol of the University is the iron statue outside the Rathskeller of a barefoot goose girl that every student kisses at graduation. The University is a Mecca to which students come with something less than perfect faith. 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.
The Ascent of Man (1975), BBC: London), p. 360, here, in the Dictionary of Scientific Quotations, here, etc. - The Ascent of Man (1973)