Quotation by Henri Bergson

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 and consequently inexpressible in it. Analysis, on the contrary, is the operation which reduces the object to elements already known.
Henri Bergson (1859–1941), French philosopher. repr. In The Creative Mind (1946). "Introduction to Metaphysics," (1903).
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