Henri Bergson Quotes

35 Henri Bergson quotes:

"When we make the cerebral state the beginning of an action, and in no sense the condition of a perception, we place the perceived images of things outside the image of our body, and thus replace perception within the things themselves."
"My body, an object destined to move other objects, is, then, a centre of action ; it cannot give birth to a representation."
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"Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable"
Author: Bergson Quotes Category: Existence Quotes
"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."
"There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation."
"The motive power of democracy is love"
Author: Bergson Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"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."
"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."
"To perceive means to immobilize... we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself."
"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."
"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."
Author: Bergson Quotes Category: French Scientist Quotes Present Quotes
"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."
"Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary for the apprehension of reality."

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