Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes


22 Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes:



"The human body is the best picture of the human soul."
"The real discovery is the one which enables me to stop doing philosophy when I want to. - The one that gives philosophy peace, so that it is no longer tormented by questions which bring itself into question."
"If you do know that here is one hand, we'll grant you all the rest."
"At the core of all well-founded belief, lies belief that is unfounded"
"One of the most misleading representational techniques in our language is the use of the word 'I.'"
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"Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness."
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"I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse's good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment."
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"A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push."
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"Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination."
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"Language is a part of our organism and no less complicated than it."
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"Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement."
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"Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language."
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"Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open."
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"For a large class of cases -- though not for all -- in which we employ the word ''meaning'' it can be defined thus: the meaning of a word is its use in the language."
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"Our civilization is characterized by the word ''progress.'' Progress is its form rather than making progress being one of its features. Typically it constructs. It is occupied with building an ever more complicated structure. And even clarity is sought only"
"If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world."
"The limits of my language mean the limits of my world"
"We regard the photograph, the picture on our wall, as the object itself (the man, landscape, and so on) depicted there. This need not have been so. We could easily imagine people who did not have this relation to such pictures. Who, for example, would be repelled by photographs, because a face without color and even perhaps a face in reduced proportions struck them as inhuman."
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"In order to be able to set a limit to thought, we should have to find both sides of the limit thinkable (i.e. we should have to be able to think what cannot be thought)."
"At the end of reasons comes persuasion"



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