Henri Bergson Quotes

Top 50 wise famous quotes and sayings by Henri Bergson

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Henri Bergson quotes: What philosophy has lacked most of all is precision. What philosophy has lacked most of all is precision.
Henri Bergson quotes: The movement of the stream is distinct from the river bed, although it must adopt its winding course. The movement of the stream is distinct from the river bed, although it must adopt its winding course.
Henri Bergson quotes: The question is precisely to know whether the past has ceased to exist, or ceased to be useful ... The question is precisely to know whether the past has ceased to exist, or ceased to be useful ...
Henri Bergson quotes: I cannot escape the objection that there is no state of mind, however simple, that does not change every moment. I cannot escape the objection that there is no state of mind, however simple, that does not change every moment.
Henri Bergson quotes: Only those ideas that are least truly ours can be adequately expressed in words. Only those ideas that are least truly ours can be adequately expressed in words.
Henri Bergson quotes: In reality, the past is preserved by itself automatically. In reality, the past is preserved by itself automatically.
Henri Bergson quotes: Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable. Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable.
Henri Bergson quotes: Time is invention and nothing else. Time is invention and nothing else.
Henri Bergson quotes: The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity. The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity.
Henri Bergson quotes: However spontaneous it seems, laughter always implies a kind of secret freemasonry, or even complicity, with other laughers, real or imaginary. However spontaneous it seems, laughter always implies a kind of secret freemasonry, or even complicity, with other laughers, real or imaginary.
Henri Bergson quotes: Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary for the apprehension of reality. Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary for the apprehension of reality.
Henri Bergson quotes: Wherever anything lives, there is, open somewhere, a register in which time is being inscribed. Wherever anything lives, there is, open somewhere, a register in which time is being inscribed.
Henri Bergson quotes: The motive power of democracy is love. The motive power of democracy is love.
Henri Bergson quotes: Darwin's theory of evolution pointed to the conclusion that flux (or becoming), not being, is the essence of reality. Though Darwin's theory of evolution pointed to the conclusion that flux (or becoming), not being, is the essence of reality. Though
Henri Bergson quotes: To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
Henri Bergson quotes: The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause. The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.
Henri Bergson quotes: An absolute can only be given in an intuition, while all the rest has to do with analysis. An absolute can only be given in an intuition, while all the rest has to do with analysis.
Henri Bergson quotes: There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language. There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language.
Henri Bergson quotes: There is nothing [that] disarms us like laughter. There is nothing [that] disarms us like laughter.
Henri Bergson quotes: Our laughter is always the laughter of a group. Our laughter is always the laughter of a group.
Henri Bergson quotes: To drive out the darkness, bring in the light. To drive out the darkness, bring in the light.
Henri Bergson quotes: No two moments are identical in a conscious being No two moments are identical in a conscious being
Henri Bergson quotes: Realism is in the work when idealism is in the soul, and it is only through idealism that we resume contact with reality. Realism is in the work when idealism is in the soul, and it is only through idealism that we resume contact with reality.
Henri Bergson quotes: Sex-appeal is the keynote of our whole civilization. Sex-appeal is the keynote of our whole civilization.
Henri Bergson quotes: Europe is overpopulated, the world will soon be in the same condition, and if the self-reproduction of man is not rationalized ... we shall have war. Europe is overpopulated, the world will soon be in the same condition, and if the self-reproduction of man is not rationalized ... we shall have war.
Henri Bergson quotes: And I also see how this body influences external images: it gives back movement to them. And I also see how this body influences external images: it gives back movement to them.
Henri Bergson quotes: One can always reason with reason. One can always reason with reason.
Henri Bergson quotes: Sex appeal is the keynote of our civilization. Sex appeal is the keynote of our civilization.
Henri Bergson quotes: Intelligence is the faculty of making artificial objects, especially tools to make tools. Intelligence is the faculty of making artificial objects, especially tools to make tools.
Henri Bergson quotes: There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation. There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation.
Henri Bergson quotes: Life does not proceed by the association and addition of elements, but by dissociation and division. Life does not proceed by the association and addition of elements, but by dissociation and division.
Henri Bergson quotes: Intelligence is characterized by a natural incomprehension of life. Intelligence is characterized by a natural incomprehension of life.
Henri Bergson quotes: It seems that laughter needs an echo. It seems that laughter needs an echo.
Henri Bergson quotes: The major task of the twentieth century will be to explore the unconscious, to investigate the subsoil of the mind. The major task of the twentieth century will be to explore the unconscious, to investigate the subsoil of the mind.
Henri Bergson quotes: The universe is a machine for the making of Gods. The universe is a machine for the making of Gods.
Henri Bergson quotes: Laughter is the corrective force which prevents us from becoming cranks. Laughter is the corrective force which prevents us from becoming cranks.