56 Total Quotes

Henri Bergson Quotes Page 2

It seems that laughter needs an echo.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist #Laughter

The major task of the twentieth century will be to explore the unconscious, to investigate the subsoil of the mind
Henri Bergson
#Mind

Wherever anything lives, there is, open somewhere, a register in which time is being inscribed.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist

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
Henri Bergson
#Superiority

Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments; intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist #Instinct

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.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist #Spirit

My body, an object destined to move other objects, is, then, a centre of action ; it cannot give birth to a representation.
Henri Bergson
#Action

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.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist #Events

In reality, the past is preserved by itself automatically.
Henri Bergson
#Past #French Scientist

And I also see how this body influences external images : it gives back movement to them.
Henri Bergson
#Body

To perceive means to immobilize... we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist

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.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist

The major task of the twentieth century will be to explore the unconscious, to investigate the subsoil of the mind.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist

And I also see how this body influences external images: it gives back movement to them.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist

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

I cannot escape the objection that there is no state of mind, however simple, that does not change every moment.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist

I see plainly how external images influence the image that I call my body: they transmit movement to it.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist

In laughter we always find an unavowed intention to humiliate and consequently to correct our neighbour.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist

Religion is to mysticism what popularization is to science.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist

Sex appeal is the keynote of our civilization.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist

The motive power of democracy is love.
Henri Bergson
#French Scientist