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Biography - Henri Bergson:

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

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.




Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Man muß wie ein denkender Mensch handeln und wie ein handelnder Mensch denken.

French
Il faut agir en homme de pensée et penser en homme d'action.




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What I propose, therefore, is very simple: it is nothing more than to think what we are doing.

To act is easy, to think is hard; to act according to our thought is troublesome.

Action is the language of the body and should harmonize with the spirit within.




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A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusion.
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He who thinks little, errs much.
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
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I think, therefore I am.
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For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
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I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions.
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One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather.
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Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.
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I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
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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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No man is weak by choice.
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Man arrives a novice at every age of life.
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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.
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Man is the future of man.
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
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We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
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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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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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The idea of the future, pregnant with an infinity of possibilities, is thus more fruitful than the future itself, and this is why we find more charm in hope than in possession, in dreams than in reality.
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