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Henri Bergson

Quote of Henri Bergson - To act freely is to...

Biography - Henri Bergson:

French philosopher.
Born: 1859 - Died: 1941
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
France
Source: Time and Free Will: An Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness

Quote

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



Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


FrenchQuote
Agir librement, c'est reprendre possession de soi, c'est se replacer dans la pure durée."
Henri Bergson - Essai sur les données immédiates de la conscience

GermanQuote
Frei handeln heißt von sich selbst Besitz ergreifen, sich in die reine Dauer zurückversetzen."
Henri Bergson - Zeit und Freiheit


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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."
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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
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It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves."
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Carl Gustav Jung
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Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise."
Sigmund Freud
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