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Henri Bergson

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


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)


French
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

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




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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.”
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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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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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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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In short, intelligence, considered in what seems to be its original feature, is the faculty of manufacturing artificial objects, especially tools for making tools, and of indefinitely varying the manufacture.”
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