"Religion is to mysticism what popularization is to science."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Henri Bergson on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Henri Bergson on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Henri Bergson on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Henri Bergson on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Henri Bergson on Albert Camus
"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."
"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly."
"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."
"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."
"Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments."