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Ludwig Wittgenstein

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Biography : Austrian-British philosopher.
Born: 1889 - Died: 1951
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: Austria
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Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations  



Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.




The world of the happy man is a different one from that of the unhappy man.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus  






What can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus  



What can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.




The meaning of a word is its use in the language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations  






Ethics and aesthetics are one and the same.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus  






Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus  






Thoughts at peace. That is the goal someone who philosophizes longs for.
Ludwig Wittgenstein  






The difficulty in philosophy is to say no more than we know.
Ludwig Wittgenstein  






The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus  



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




It is clear that ethics cannot be stated. Ethics is transcendental.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus  






You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks.
Ludwig Wittgenstein  






An entire mythology is stored within our language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein  






The world and life are one.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus  






Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. 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 - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus  






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






What is your aim in Philosophy? To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations  






Language is a part of our organism and no less complicated than it.
Ludwig Wittgenstein  






Where does this idea come from? It is like a pair of glasses on our nose through which we see whatever we look at. It never occurs to us to take them off.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations  






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.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations  






The world is everything that is the case.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus  






Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement.
Ludwig Wittgenstein  






If a lion could talk, we would not understand him.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Journal  



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

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This is how philosophers should greet each other: "Take your time!"
Ludwig Wittgenstein  






Our greatest stupidities may be very wise.
Ludwig Wittgenstein  






When you are philosophising you have to descend into primeval chaos and feel at home there.
Ludwig Wittgenstein  






It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him.
Ludwig Wittgenstein






One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is.
Ludwig Wittgenstein






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






The world is independent of my will.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus  






Essence is expressed in grammar.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations  










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