Henri-Louis Bergson Quotes

Henri-Louis Bergson (1859 – 1941)

Henri-Louis Bergson (1859 – 1941) was a French-Jewish philosopher who was influential in the tradition of continental philosophy, especially during the first half of the 20th century until the Second World War. Bergson is known for his arguments that processes of immediate experience and intuition are more significant than abstract rationalism and science for understanding reality. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927. Aside from practical affairs, Bergson regarded planning beforehand for the future as impossible, since time itself unravels unforeseen possibilities.

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Quotes by Henri-Louis Bergson…

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought… Men do not sufficiently realize that their future is in their own hands. Theirs is the task of determining first of all whether they want to go on living or not. Theirs is the responsibility, then, for deciding if they want merely to live, or intend to make just the extra effort required for fulfilling, even on this refractory planet, the essential function of the universe, which is a machine for making gods.

Henri-Louis Bergson (1859 – 1941)