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

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

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

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

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

  6. I see plainly how external images influence the image that I call my body: they transmit movement to it.

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

  8. And I also see how this body influences external images: it gives back movement to them.

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  9. In reality, the past is preserved by itself automatically.

  10. 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.

  11. An absolute can only be given in an intuition, while all the rest has to do with analysis. We call intuition here the sympathy by which one is transported into the interior of an object in order to coincide with what there is unique andconsequently inexpressible in it. Analysis, on the contrary, is the operation which reduces the object to elements already known.

  12. A situation is always comic if it participates simultaneously in two series of events which are absolutely independent of each other, and if it can be interpreted in two quite different meanings.

  13. When we make the cerebral state the beginning of an action, and in no sense the condition of a perception, we place the perceived images of things outside the image of our body, and thus replace perception within the things themselves.

  14. You will obtain a vision of matter that is perhaps fatiguing for your imagination, but pure and stripped of what the requirements of life make you add to it in external perception.

  15. There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language.

  16. In just the same way the thousands of successive positions of a runner are contracted into one sole symbolic attitude, which our eye perceives, which art reproduces, and which becomes for everyone the image of a man who runs.

  17. Our laughter is always the laughter of a group.

  18. In its entirety, probably, it follows us at every instant; all that we have felt, thought and willed from our earliest infancy is there, leaning over the present which is about to join it, pressing against the portals of consciousness that would fain leave it outside.

  19. It seems that laughter needs an echo.

  20. In laughter we always find an unavowed intention to humiliate and consequently to correct our neighbour.

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

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

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