Henri Bergson

1859 - 1941

A Quote by Henri Louis Bergson

The brain's function is to choose from the past, to diminish it, to simplify it, but not to preserve it

Henri Bergson (1859 - 1941)

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A Quote by Henri Louis Bergson on change, exitance, maturity, and self

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

Henri Bergson (1859 - 1941)

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A Quote by Henri Louis Bergson on change and maturity

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

Henri Bergson (1859 - 1941)

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A Quote by Henri Louis Bergson

There is, beneath these sharply cut crystals and this frozen surface, a continuous flux which is not comparable to any flux I have ever seen. There is a succession of states, each of which anounces that which follows and contains that which precedes it. . . .

Henri Bergson (1859 - 1941)

Source: An Introduction to Metaphysics, 1903

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A Quote by Henri Louis Bergson on spirit

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The vital spirit. L'élan vital

Henri Bergson (1859 - 1941)

Source: L'Evolution Créatrice (Creative Evolution), 1907, ch. 1

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A Quote by Henri Louis Bergson on change and maturity

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

Henri Bergson (1859 - 1941)

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A Quote by Henri Louis Bergson on mind and preparation

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

Henri Bergson (1859 - 1941)

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A Quote by Henri Louis Bergson on action and thought

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.

Henri Bergson (1859 - 1941)

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A Quote by Henri Louis Bergson on exploring and mind

The major task of the twentieth century will be to explore the unconscious, to investigate the subsoil of the mind.

Henri Bergson (1859 - 1941)

Source: Le Reve (The Dream), 1901

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A Quote by Henri Louis Bergson on faith, kindness, meaning, originality, and poetry

All the translations of a poem in all possible languages may add nuance to nuance and, by a kind of mutual retouching, by correcting one another, may give an increasingly faithful picture of the poem they translate, yet they will never give the inner meaning of the original.

Henri Bergson (1859 - 1941)

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