Henri Bergson Quotes

35 Henri Bergson quotes:

"There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation."
"To perceive means to immobilize... we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself."
"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
"Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary for the apprehension of reality."
"Wherever anything lives, there is, open somewhere, a register in which time is being inscribed."
"Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments; intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments."
"Spirit borrows from matter the perceptions on which it feeds and restores them to matter in the form of movements which it has stamped with its own freedom."
Author: Bergson Quotes Category: French Scientist Quotes Spirit Quotes
"In reality, the past is preserved by itself automatically."
"I see plainly how external images influence the image that I call my body: they transmit movement to it."
"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."
"Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought."
"Our laughter is always the laughter of a group."
"And I also see how this body influences external images: it gives back movement to them."
"Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable."
"Intelligence is the faculty of making artificial objects, especially tools to make tools."
"It seems that laughter needs an echo."
"The motive power of democracy is love."
"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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"The motive power of democracy is love"
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