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Henri Bergson

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Biography - Henri Bergson:

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

Quote

The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.
Henri Bergson - Creative Evolution




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Le présent ne contient rien de plus que le passé, et ce qu'on trouve dans l'effet était déjà dans sa cause”
Henri Bergson - L'Évolution créatrice

German
Die Gegenwart enthält nicht mehr als die Vergangenheit, und was man in der Wirkung findet, das war schon in ihrer Ursache vorhanden.”
Henri Bergson - Schöpferische Entwicklung




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The present is big with the future; the future could be read in the past; the distant is expressed in the near.”
Gottfried Leibniz

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The consequences of every act are included in the act itself.”
George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four




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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
Gautama Buddha
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.”
Jean de La Bruyere
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The future influences the present just as much as the past.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.”
Alexis de Tocqueville
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Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.”
François de La Rochefoucauld - Reflections, or Sentences and Moral Maxims
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Nor is it right to say there are three times: past, present and future. Perhaps it would be more correct to say: there are three times: a present of things past, a present of things present, a present of things future.”
Augustine of Hippo - Confessions
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Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.”
Seneca
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In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.”
Leonardo da Vinci
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The present is not a potential past; it is the moment of choice and action.”
Simone de Beauvoir
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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
Gautama Buddha
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Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.”
Jean de La Bruyere
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The future influences the present just as much as the past.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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Henri Bergson also said...


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To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”
Henri Bergson - Creative Evolution
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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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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
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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.”
Henri Bergson
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To choose, and therefore exclude.”
Henri Bergson
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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.”
Henri Bergson
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