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Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
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When we can't think for ourselves, we can always quote - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
When we can't think for ourselves, we can always quote
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Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.
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The real question of life after death isn't whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves.
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If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.
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Since social relationships are always ambiguous, since my thought is only a unit, since my thoughts create rifts as much as they unite, since my words establish contacts by being spoken and create isolation by remaining unspoken, since an immense moat separates the subjective certitude that I have for myself from the objective reality that I represent to others, since I never stop finding myself guilty even though I feel I am innocent.
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The human body is the best picture of the human soul. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
The human body is the best picture of the human soul.
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I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.
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If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.
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The limits of my language means the limits of my world. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
The limits of my language means the limits of my world.
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To convince someone of the truth, it is not enough to state it, but rather one must find the path from error to truth.
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The problems are solved, not by giving new information, but by arranging what we have always known. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
The problems are solved, not by giving new information, but by arranging what we have always known.
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We learn by rearranging what we know. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
We learn by rearranging what we know.
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A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring.
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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 it.
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A tautology's truth is certain, a proposition's possible, a contradiction's impossible. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
A tautology's truth is certain, a proposition's possible, a contradiction's impossible.
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Not how the world is, but that it is, is the mystery. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
Not how the world is, but that it is, is the mystery.
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Hell isn't other people. Hell is yourself. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
Hell isn't other people. Hell is yourself.
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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).
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He who lives in the present lives in eternity. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
He who lives in the present lives in eternity.
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To believe in a God means to see that the facts of the world are not the end of the matter. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
To believe in a God means to see that the facts of the world are not the end of the matter.
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What do I know about God and the purpose of life? I know that this world exists. That I am placed in it like my eye in its visual field. That something about it is problematic, which we call its meaning. This meaning does not lie in it but outside of it. That life is the world. That my will penetrates the world. That my will is good or evil. Therefore that good and evil are somehow connected with the meaning of the world.The meaning of life, i.e. the meaning of the world, we can call God. And connect with this the comparison of God to a father.
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Humor is not a mood but a way of looking at the world. So if it is correct to say that humor was stamped out in Nazi Germany, that does not mean that people were not in good spirits, or anything of that sort, but something much deeper and more important.
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If you and I are to live religious lives, it mustn't be that we talk a lot about religion, but that our manner of life is different. It is my belief that only if you try to be helpful to other people will you in the end find your way to God.
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A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.
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Make sure that your religion is a matter between you and God only. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
Make sure that your religion is a matter between you and God only.
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Kierkegaard was by far the most profound thinker of the last century. Kierkegaard was a saint. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
Kierkegaard was by far the most profound thinker of the last century. Kierkegaard was a saint.
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Language disguises thought. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
Language disguises thought.
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Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.
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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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Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement.
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My day passes between logic, whistling, going for walks, and being depressed. I wish to God that I were more intelligent and everything would finally become clear to me - or else that I needn't live much longer.
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I am sitting with a philosopher in the garden; he says again and again 'I know that that’s a tree', pointing to a tree that is near us. Someone else arrives and hears this, and I tell him: 'This fellow isn’t insane. We are only doing philosophy.
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To believe in God is to see that life has a meaning. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
To believe in God is to see that life has a meaning.
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Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity. A philosophical work consists essentially of elucidations. Philosophy does not result in 'philosophical propositions', but rather in the clarification of propositions. Without philosophy thoughts are, as it were, cloudy and indistinct: its task is to make them clear and to give them sharp boundaries.
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Nowadays it is the fashion to emphasize the horrors of the last war. I didn't find it so horrible. There are just as horrible things happening all round us today, if only we had eyes to see them.
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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
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The world of those who are happy is different from the world of those who are not. - Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
The world of those who are happy is different from the world of those who are not.
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Man has to awaken to wonder - and so perhaps do peoples. Science is a way of sending him to sleep again.
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Ethics and aesthetics are one.
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Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep.
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Aim at being loved without being admired.
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I think one of the things you and I have to learn is that we have to live without the consolation of belonging to a Church.... Of one thing I am certain. The religion of the future will have to be extremely ascetic, and by that I don't mean just going without food and drink.
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Ask yourself whether our language is complete--whether it was so before the symbolism of chemistry and the notation of the infinitesimal calculus were incorporated in it; for these are, so to speak, suburbs of our language. (And how many houses or streets does it take before a town begins to be a town?) Our language can be seen as an ancient city: a maze of little streets and squares, of old and new houses, and of houses with additions from various periods; and this surrounded by a multitude of new boroughs with straight regular streets and uniform houses.
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