56 Total Quotes

Henri Bergson Quotes

Life does not proceed by the association and addition of elements, but by dissociation and division.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist

There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist #Language

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.
Henri Bergson
#Action #French Scientist

Intelligence is the faculty of making artificial objects, especially tools to make tools.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist

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.
Henri Bergson
#Imagination #French Scientist

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.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
Henri Bergson
#Canadian Novelist #Eyes

Religion is to mysticism what popularization is to science
Henri Bergson
#Religion

Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable
Henri Bergson
#Existence

The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.
Henri Bergson
#Present #French Scientist

The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist

The motive power of democracy is love
Henri Bergson
#Democracy

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.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist

Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary for the apprehension of reality.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist #Reality

There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation.
Henri Bergson
#Creation #French Scientist

The body, by the place which at each moment it occupies in the universe, indicates the parts and the aspects of matter on which we can lay hold: our perception, which exactly measures our virtual action on things, thus limits itself to the objects which actually influence our organs and prepare our movements.
Henri Bergson
#Body

An absolute can only be given in an intuition, while all the rest has to do with analysis.
Henri Bergson
#Intuition

Genius is that which forces the inertia of humanity to learn.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist #Genius

Our laughter is always the laughter of a group.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist #Laughter