Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes

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Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is. One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: It is now how things are in the world that is mystical, but that it (the world) exists at all ... It is now how things are in the world that is mystical, but that it (the world) exists at all ...
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: Idealism leads to realism if it is strictly thought out. Idealism leads to realism if it is strictly thought out.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: Logic is not a body of doctrine, but a mirror-image of the world. Logic is transcendental. Logic is not a body of doctrine, but a mirror-image of the world. Logic is transcendental.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: The I, the I is what is deeplt mysterious. The I, the I is what is deeplt mysterious.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: The human body is the best picture of the human soul. The human body is the best picture of the human soul.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: The process of induction is the process of assuming the simplest law that can be made to harmonize with our experience. The process of induction is the process of assuming the simplest law that can be made to harmonize with our experience.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: There can never be surprises in logic. There can never be surprises in logic.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: We are asleep. Our Life is a dream. But we wake up sometimes, just enough to know that we are dreaming. We are asleep. Our Life is a dream. But we wake up sometimes, just enough to know that we are dreaming.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: Don't look for the meanings; look for the use. Don't look for the meanings; look for the use.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: The world of those who are happy is different from the world of those who are not. The world of those who are happy is different from the world of those who are not.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: A confession has to be part of your new life. A confession has to be part of your new life.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep. Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: So we do sometimes think because it has been found to pay. So we do sometimes think because it has been found to pay.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: We must plow through the whole of language. We must plow through the whole of language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: Someone who knows too much finds it hard not to lie. Someone who knows too much finds it hard not to lie.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: An entire mythology is stored within our language. An entire mythology is stored within our language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: Here the term 'language-game' is meant to bring into prominence the fact that the speaking of language is part of an activity, of a form of life. Here the term 'language-game' is meant to bring into prominence the fact that the speaking of language is part of an activity, of a form of life.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: If the will did not exist, neither would there be that centre of the world, which we call the I. If the will did not exist, neither would there be that centre of the world, which we call the I.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: To understand a sentence means to understand a language. To understand a language means to be master of a technique. To understand a sentence means to understand a language. To understand a language means to be master of a technique.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: There is such a thing as the impression of luminosity. There is such a thing as the impression of luminosity.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: The best for me, perhaps, would be if I could lie down one evening and not wake up again. The best for me, perhaps, would be if I could lie down one evening and not wake up again.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: More wisdom is contained in the best crime fiction than in philosophy. More wisdom is contained in the best
crime fiction than in philosophy.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: In art it is hard to say anything as good as saying nothing. In art it is hard to say anything as good as saying nothing.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: The form is the possibility of the structure. The form is the possibility of the structure.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: Philosophy, as we use the word, is a fight against the fascination which forms of expression exert upon us. Philosophy, as we use the word, is a fight against the fascination which forms of expression exert upon us.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: Man has to awaken to wonder - and so perhaps do peoples. Science is a way of sending him to sleep again. Man has to awaken to wonder - and so perhaps do peoples. Science is a way of sending him to sleep again.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: In the world everything is as it is and happens as it does happen. In it, there is no value, - and if there were, it would be of no In the world everything is as it is and happens as it does happen. In it, there is no value, - and if there were, it would be of no value.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: It is clear that the causal nexus is not a nexus at all. It is clear that the causal nexus is not a nexus at all.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: What is your aim in philosophy? To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle. What is your aim in philosophy? To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: What is thinkable is also possible. What is thinkable is also possible.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: Ideas too sometimes fall from the tree before they are ripe. Ideas too sometimes fall from the tree before they are ripe.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: How small a thought it takes to fill a life. How small a thought it takes to fill a life.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: Philosophy is not a theory but an activity Philosophy is not a theory but an activity
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: There is no such thing as an isolated proposition. For what I call a "proposition" is a position in the game of language. There is no such thing as an isolated proposition. For what I call a "proposition" is a position in the game of language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: If God had looked into our minds he would not have been able to see there whom we were speaking of. If God had looked into our minds he would not have been able to see there whom we were speaking of.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: One can mistrust one's own senses, but not one's own belief. One can mistrust one's own senses, but not one's own belief.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: The world is independent of my will. The world is independent of my will.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: We see, not change of aspect, but change of interpretation. We see, not change of aspect, but change of interpretation.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: So in the end, when one is doing philosophy, one gets to the point where one would like just to emit an inarticulate sound. So in the end, when one is doing philosophy, one gets to the point where one would like just to emit an inarticulate sound.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: Only let's cut out the transcendental twaddle when the whole thing is as plain as a sock on the jaw. Only let's cut out the transcendental twaddle when the whole thing is as plain as a sock on the jaw.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: Ambition is the death of thought. Ambition is the death of thought.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: If someone does not believe in fairies, he does not need to teach his children 'There are no fairies'; he can omit to teach them the word 'fairy'. If someone does not believe in fairies, he does not need to teach his children 'There are no fairies'; he can omit to teach them the word 'fairy'.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: What Copernicus really achieved was not the discovery of a true theory but of a fertile new point of view. What Copernicus really achieved was not the discovery of a true theory but of a fertile new point of view.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: What is left over if I subtract the fact that my arms goes up from the fact that I raise my arm? What is left over if I subtract the fact that my arms goes up from the fact that I raise my arm?
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: Aim at being loved without being admired. Aim at being loved without being admired.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination. Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: What is good is also divine. Queer as it sounds, that sums up my ethics. Only something supernatural can express the Supernatural. What is good is also divine. Queer as it sounds, that sums up my ethics. Only something supernatural can express the Supernatural.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: The world is made up of facts, not things. The world is made up of facts, not things.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: My aim is: to teach you to pass from a piece of disguised nonsense to something that is patent nonsense. My aim is: to teach you to pass from a piece of disguised nonsense to something that is patent nonsense.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: Telling someone something he does not understand is pointless, even if you add that he will not be able to understand it. Telling someone something he does not understand is pointless, even if you add that he will not be able to understand it.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: With my full philosophical rucksack I can only climb slowly up the mountain of mathematics. With my full philosophical rucksack I can only climb slowly up the mountain of mathematics.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: Our ordinary language has no means for describing a particular shade of color. Thus it is incapable of producing a picture of this color. Our ordinary language has no means for describing a particular shade of color. Thus it is incapable of producing a picture of this color.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: Ethics and aesthetics are one. Ethics and aesthetics are one.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: A new word is like a fresh seed sown on the ground of the discussion. A new word is like a fresh seed sown on the ground of the discussion.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: Everything that can be thought at all can be thought clearly. Everything that can be said can be said clearly. Everything that can be thought at all can be thought clearly. Everything that can be said can be said clearly.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring. A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: I am now in another hole, though I have to say, it is no better than the old one. Living with human beings is hard! I am now in another hole, though I have to say, it is no better than the old one. Living with human beings is hard!
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: I should not like my writing to spare other people the trouble of thinking. But, if possible, to stimulate someone to thoughts of his own. I should not like my writing to spare other people the trouble of thinking. But, if possible, to stimulate someone to thoughts of his own.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: Nothing is more important for teaching us to understand the concepts we have than to construct fictitious ones. Nothing is more important for teaching us to understand the concepts we have than to construct fictitious ones.
Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes: It is an hypothesis that the sun will rise tomorrow: and this means that we do not know whether it will rise. It is an hypothesis that the sun will rise tomorrow: and this means that we do not know whether it will rise.