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I see plainly how external images influence the ...
by Henri Bergson

I see plainly how external images influence the image that I call my body:
they transmit movement to it.
- Henri Bergson

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

There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language.
- 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

 

For life is tendency, and the essence of a tendency
is to develop in the form of a sheaf,
creating, by its very growth, divergent directions
among which its impetus is divided.
- 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

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

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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
- 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

In laughter we always find an unavowed intention to
humiliate and consequently to correct our neighbour.
- Henri Bergson

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

In reality, the past is preserved by itself automatically.
- Henri Bergson

Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason,
is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable.
- Henri Bergson

Our laughter is always the laughter of a group.
- Henri Bergson

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

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

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

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

The major task of the twentieth century will be to explore the unconscious,
to investigate the subsoil of the mind.
- Henri Bergson

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

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

To perceive means to immobilize...
we seize, in the act of perception, something which
outruns perception itself.
- Henri Bergson

The motive power of democracy is love.
- Henri Bergson

It seems that laughter needs an echo.
- 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

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

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

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

I cannot escape the objection that there is no state of mind,
however simple, that does not change every moment.
- Henri Bergson

Sex appeal is the keynote of our civilization.
- 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

When we make the cerebral state the beginning of an action,
and in no sense the condition of a perception,
we place the perceived images of things outside the image of our body,
and thus replace perception within the things themselves.
- Henri Bergson

In its entirety, probably, it follows us at every instant;
all that we have felt,
thought and willed from our earliest infancy is there,
leaning over the present which is about to join it,
pressing against the portals of consciousness that
would fain leave it outside.
- Henri Bergson

A situation is always comic if it participates simultaneously
in two series of events which are absolutely independent of each other,
and if it can be interpreted in two quite different meanings.
- Henri Bergson

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When I see Spirit in everything, Peace is at hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a Passionate Observer of Life.
I See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The invariable mark of wisdom is to
see the miraculous in the common.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

The traveler sees what he sees,
the tourist sees what he has come to see.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others,
I can see them as teachers.
- Gerald Jampolsky

When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
- Henry David Thoreau

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted,
every hill and mountain shall be made low,
the rough places will be made straight
and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
and all flesh shall see it together.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everything that we see is a shadow
cast by that which we do not see.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work,
and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
- Thomas Carlyle

We come to love not by finding the perfect person,
but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
- Angelina Jolie


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