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Biography - Henri Bergson:

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

To act freely is to retake possession of oneself; it is to place oneself back in pure duration.



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Source: Time and Free Will: An Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness

Wikisource - Bergson - Essai sur les données immédiates de la conscience (fr) 




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Agir librement, c'est reprendre possession de soi, c'est se replacer dans la pure durée.

German
Frei handeln heißt von sich selbst Besitz ergreifen, sich in die reine Dauer zurückversetzen.




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Quotes for: action


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Quotes about action:


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Quotes for: oneself


Quotes

Quotes about oneself:


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Quotes

Henri Bergson also said...


To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.





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.





To choose, and therefore exclude.





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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