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Henri Bergson

1859-1941. French philosopher.

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

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

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The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.

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

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Spirit borrows from matter the perceptions on which it feeds and restores them to matter in the form of movements which it has stamped with its own freedom.

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To perceive means to immobilize... we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself.

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There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation.

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