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Henri Bergson – 8 Quotes

 

8 Quotes by Henri Bergson

 

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


To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.

– Henri Bergson


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


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


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


Intelligence is the faculty of making artificial objects, especially tools to make tools.

– Henri Bergson


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


Religion is to mysticism what popularization is to science.

– Henri Bergson