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Henri Bergson Quotes

35 Henri Bergson quotes:

"Intelligence is the faculty of making artificial objects, especially tools to make tools."
"There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language."
"For life is tendency, and the essence of a tendency is to develop in the form of a sheaf, creating, by its very growth, divergent directions among which its impetus is divided."
"You will obtain a vision of matter that is perhaps fatiguing for your imagination, but pure and stripped of what the requirements of life make you add to it in external perception."
"We regard intelligence as man's main characteristic and we know that there is no superiority which intelligence cannot confer on us, no inferiority for which it cannot compensate."
"Life does not proceed by the association and addition of elements, but by dissociation and division."
"The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity."
"In its entirety, probably, it follows us at every instant; all that we have felt, thought and willed from our earliest infancy is there, leaning over the present which is about to join it, pressing against the portals of consciousness that would fain leave it outside."
"It seems that laughter needs an echo."
"The major task of the twentieth century will be to explore the unconscious, to investigate the subsoil of the mind."
"I cannot escape the objection that there is no state of mind, however simple, that does not change every moment."
"In laughter we always find an unavowed intention to humiliate and consequently to correct our neighbour."
"The motive power of democracy is love."
"A situation is always comic if it participates simultaneously in two series of events which are absolutely independent of each other, and if it can be interpreted in two quite different meanings."
"In just the same way the thousands of successive positions of a runner are contracted into one sole symbolic attitude, which our eye perceives, which art reproduces, and which becomes for everyone the image of a man who runs."
"To perceive means to immobilize... we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself."
"Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought."
"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly."
"The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause."
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"Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary for the apprehension of reality."

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