Henri Bergson Quotes

- Notable Henri Bergson Quotes Index -

Born: October 18, 1859,
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Died: , January 4, 1941
Occupation: Author

1.
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.
- Henri Bergson

2.
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

3.
Intelligence is the faculty of making artificial objects, especially tools to make tools.
- Henri Bergson

4.
Religion is to mysticism what popularization is to science.
- Henri Bergson

5.
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

6.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
- Henri Bergson

7.
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

8.
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

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