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Biography - Gaston Bachelard:

French philosopher.
Born: 1884 - Died: 1962
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: France
France

Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
L'homme est une création du désir, non pas une création du besoin.

German
Der Mensch ist ein Geschöpf des Begehrens, nicht des Bedürfnisses.




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Desire is the essence of a man.




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He has what he desires who can limit his desires to what is enough.
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There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge.
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Love is the desire to give, not to receive, something.
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My third maxim was to try always to conquer myself rather than fortune, and to alter my desires rather than change the order of the world.
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This is that human freedom, which all boast that they possess, and which consists solely in the fact, that men are conscious of their own desire, but are ignorant of the causes whereby that desire has been determined.
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We must observe that in each one of us there are two ruling and leading principles, which we follow whithersoever they lead; one is the innate desire for pleasures, the other an acquired opinion which strives for the best. These two sometimes agree within us and are sometimes in strife; and sometimes one, and sometimes the other has the greater power.
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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.
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The dream is stronger than experience.
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Nothing proceeds from itself. Nothing is given. All is constructed.
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If only these metaphysicians would give their attention to the lengthy discursive processes which lead science to build new intuitions.
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The imagination is nothing other than the subject transported into things.
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To imagine is to raise the real by a tone.
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