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Henri Bergson

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Biography - Henri Bergson:

French philosopher.
Born: 1859 - Died: 1941
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

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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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
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Intelligence has value only in the service of love.
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What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
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Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.
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The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
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Quotes for: Instinct


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In art as in love, instinct is enough.
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The ignoble nature is distinguished by the fact that it keeps its advantage steadily in view, and that this thought of the end and advantage is even stronger than its strongest impulse.
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I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
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For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
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Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.
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Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.
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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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All our analyses show us, in life, an effort to remount the incline that matter descends.
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To act freely is to retake possession of oneself; it is to place oneself back in pure duration.
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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
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The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.
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To choose, and therefore exclude.
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