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HENRI LOUIS BERGSON
French scientist, philosopher and psychologist
(1859 - 1941)
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The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
      - [Seeing]

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
      - [Change]

Life does not proceed by the association and addition of elements, but by dissociation and division.
      - Creative Evolution (ch. I) [Life]

The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.
      - Creative Evolution (ch. I) [Past]

Wherever anything lives, there is, open somewhere, a register in which time is being inscribed.
      - Creative Evolution (ch. I) [Time]

For life is tendency, and the essence of a tendency is to develop in the form of a sheaf, creating, by its very growth, divergent directions among which its impetus is divided.
      - Creative Evolution (ch. II) [Life]

In short, intelligence, considered in what seems to be its original feature, is the faculty of manufacturing artificial objects, especially tools to make tools, and of indefinitely urging the manufacture.
      - Creative Evolution (ch. II) [Intellect]

Instinct perfected is a faculty of using and even constructing organized instruments; intelligence perfected is the faculty of making and using unorganized instruments.
      - Creative Evolution (ch. II) [Intellect]


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