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Biography - Ludwig Wittgenstein:

Austrian-British philosopher.
Born: 1889 - Died: 1951
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: Austria
Austria

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.




Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Der Tod ist kein Ereignis des Lebens. Den Tod erlebt man nicht. Wenn man unter Ewigkeit nicht unendliche Zeitdauer, sondern Unzeitlichkeit versteht, dann lebt der ewig, der in der Gegenwart lebt.

French
La mort n'est pas un événement de la vie. On ne vit pas la mort. Si l'on entend par éternité non la durée infinie, mais l'intemporalité, alors il a la vie éternelle celui qui vit dans le présent.




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The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.

If life is ephemeral, the fact of having lived a life which is ephemeral is an eternal fact.




Quotes for: life


Quotes

Quotes about life:


As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.





Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.





A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.





There is more to life than increasing its speed.





To live means to love, but above all, to love life.





Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.











Quotes for: death


Quotes

Quotes about death:


As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.





The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.





Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.





A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation, not on death, but on life.





After your death you will be what you were before your birth.





Neither the sun nor death can be looked at without winking.











Quotes for: present


Quotes

Quotes about the present:


Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.





Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Seneca  





In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.





The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.





Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.





Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.











Quotes for: eternity


Quotes

Quotes about eternity:


It is found again.
What? Eternity.
It is the sea
Gone with the sun.






Time, that moving image of an immovable eternity.





Be humanity evermore our goal.





Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.





As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.





Eternity is like a wheel, which has neither beginning nor end.











Quotes for: Infinity


Quotes

Quotes for: Infinity


Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.





Music is a mysterious mathematical process whose elements are part of Infinity.





The idea of the future, pregnant with an infinity of possibilities, is thus more fruitful than the future itself, and this is why we find more charm in hope than in possession, in dreams than in reality.





The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.





The infinite and the eternal are the only certainty.





I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity. I want this adventure that is the context of my life to go on without end.







Quotes

Ludwig Wittgenstein also said...


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.





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.





Ethics and aesthetics are one and the same.





Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.












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