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Henri Bergson

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Biography : French philosopher.
Born: 1859 - Died: 1941
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
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All our analyses show us, in life, an effort to remount the incline that matter descends."
Henri Bergson - Creative Evolution
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To act freely is to retake possession of oneself; it is to place oneself back in pure duration."
Henri Bergson - Time and Free Will: An Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness
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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought."
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To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly."
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I cannot escape the objection that there is no state of mind, however simple, that does not change every moment."
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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."
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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."
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Religion is to mysticism what popularization is to science."
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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."
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Intelligence is the faculty of making artificial objects, especially tools to make tools."
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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."
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Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments."
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