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Henri Bergson
(1859-1941) born on
Oct 18
French philosopher. He was one of the first "process" philosophers; wrote "Creative Evolution," 1911.
         
   
F
To perceive means to immobilize. . . we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself.

R
Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
A
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.
N
Intelligence is the faculty of making artificial objects, especially tools to make tools.
K
The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that's laughable is vanity.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Matter and Memory," ch. 4, sct. 4, 1896.
R: In "Quote Disk 1,2,3," by DBUG, 1991.
A: "Matter and Memory," "Summary and Conclusion," sct. 9, 1896, tr. 1988.
N: "Creative Evolution." 1907.
K: "Minority Report: H. L. Mencken's Notebooks," no. 99, 1956.
   


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