Jacob Bronowski Quotes

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

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

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

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

Man is a singular creature. He has a set of gifts which make him unique among the animals: so that, unlike them, he is not a figure in the landscape-he is a shaper of the landscape.

The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is more important than the eye… The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.