Best Quotes by Henri Bergson (Top 10)

  1. To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
  2. Fortunately, some are born with spiritual immune systems that sooner or later give rejection to the illusory worldview grafted upon them from birth through social conditioning. They begin sensing that something is amiss, and start looking for answers. Inner knowledge and anomalous outer experiences show them a side of reality others are oblivious to, and so begins their journey of awakening. Each step of the journey is made by following the heart instead of following the crowd and by choosing knowledge over the veils of ignorance.
  3. 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.
  4. Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
  5. Some other faculty than the intellect is necessary for the apprehension of reality.
  6. There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation.
  7. Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable.
  8. Sex-appeal is the keynote of our whole civilization.
  9. The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.
  10. The universe is a machine for the making of Gods.

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