Henri-Louis Bergson, 1859 - 1941
Born: 18 October 1859, Paris, France
Died: 4 January 1941, Paris, France
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- Art has no other object than to set aside the symbols of practical utility, the generalities that are conventionally and socially accepted, everything in fact which masks reality from us, in order to set us face to face with reality itself. permalink
- Intelligence ... is the faculty of making artificial objects, especially tools to make tools. permalink
Creative Evolution (1907)
- Intuition is a method of feeling one's way intellectually into the inner heart of a thing to locate what is unique and inexpressible in it. permalink
- The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause. permalink
- The universe is a machine for creating gods. permalink
Two Sources for Morality and Religion (1932)
- Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. permalink
- To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. permalink
- Wherever anything lives, there is, open somewhere, a register in which time is being inscribed. permalink
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