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Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Biography : Austrian-British philosopher.
Born: 1889 - Died: 1951
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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.
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The difficulty in philosophy is to say no more than we know.
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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.
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An entire mythology is stored within our language.
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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.
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What is your aim in Philosophy? To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle.
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations - 






The solution to the problem, which you see in life, lies in living in a way that makes the problems disappear.
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Language is a part of our organism and no less complicated than it.
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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 - 










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