Henri Bergson Quotes

I believe I experience creativity at every moment of my life.
– Henri Bergson

The idea of the future, pregnant with an infinity of possibilities, is thus more fruitful than the future itself, and this is why we find more charm in hope than in possession, in dreams than in reality.
– Henri Bergson

Laughter is the corrective force which prevents us from becoming cranks.
– Henri Bergson

The question is precisely to know whether the past has ceased to exist, or ceased to be useful…
– Henri Bergson

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

The motive power of democracy is love.
– Henri Bergson

… divine love is not something belonging to God: it is God Himself.
– Henri Bergson

Intelligence is characterized by a natural incomprehension of life.
– Henri Bergson

If reality impacted directly on our senses and our consciousness, if we could have direct communication between the material world and ourselves, art would be unnecessary.
– Henri Bergson

To drive out the darkness, bring in the light.
– Henri Bergson

Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary for the apprehension of reality.
– Henri Bergson

I would say act like a man of thought and think like a man of action.
– Henri Bergson

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

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

Genius is that which forces the inertia of humanity to learn.
– Henri Bergson

There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language.
– Henri Bergson

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

It seems that laughter needs an echo.
– Henri Bergson

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

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

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

Religion is to mysticism what popularization is to science.
– Henri Bergson

The universe is a machine for the making of Gods.
– Henri Bergson

The eyes only see what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
– Henri Bergson

Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
– Henri Bergson

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

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