"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."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Henri Bergson on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Henri Bergson on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Henri Bergson on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Henri Bergson on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Henri Bergson on Albert Einstein
"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."