Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein


Author Profession: Austrian-English philosopher
Born: April 26, 1889
Died: April 29, 1951
Birth Sign: Taurus


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If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.

The human body is the best picture of the human soul.

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.

Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.

For a truly religious man nothing is tragic.

The world is independent of my will.

The limits of my language means the limits of my world.

Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.

The world is the totality of facts, not of things.

A man's thinking goes on within his consciousness in a seclusion in comparison with which any physical seclusion is an exhibition to public view.

A confession has to be part of your new life.

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.

Not every religion has to have St. Augustine's attitude to sex. Why even in our culture marriages are celebrated in a church, everyone present knows what is going to happen that night, but that doesn't prevent it being a religious ceremony.

Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement.

If a lion could talk, we could not understand him.

I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.

Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it.

Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep.

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.

A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring.

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