logo
English German French
language
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Quote of Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophy is a battle against the...


Biography - Ludwig Wittgenstein:

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

Quote

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
La philosophie est une bataille contre l'ensorcellement de l'intelligence par le langage.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein

German
Die Philosophie ist ein Kampf gegen die Verhexung unseres Verstandes durch die Mittel unserer Sprache.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein




See also  

See also...



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

Quote
Language is a source of misunderstanding.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery - The Little Prince

Quote
There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.”
Nicolas Chamfort

Quote
The language of truth is simple.”
Seneca - Epistulae morales ad Lucilium

Quote
The mind of man is so framed that it is rather taken with the false colors than truth.”
Desiderius Erasmus - In Praise of Folly




Quotes

Quotes about philosophy:



Quotes for: philosophy

Quote
To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.”
René Descartes - Principles of Philosophy
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote




Quote
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote




Quote
To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote




Quote
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.”
Ludwig van Beethoven
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote




Quote
There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote




Quote
Philosophize is to learn how to die.”
Michel de Montaigne - Essays
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote










Quotes

Quotes about intelligence:



Quotes for: intelligence

Quote
Intelligence has value only in the service of love.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote




Quote
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
Sigmund Freud
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote




Quote
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.”
Immanuel Kant - Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment?
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote




Quote
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote




Quote
The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
Bertrand Russell
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote




Quote
To be able to discern what is true as true and what is false as false — this is the mark and character of intelligence.”
Emanuel Swedenborg
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote










Quotes

Quotes for: Language:



Quotes for: Language

Quote
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
Mark Twain
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote




Quote
Language serves not only to express thoughts, but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it.”
Bertrand Russell - Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote




Quote
The meaning of a word is its use in the language.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote




Quote
Language is the house of the truth of Being.”
Martin Heidegger
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote




Quote
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”
Henry David Thoreau
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote




Quote
Language can also be compared with a sheet of paper: thought is the front and the sound the back; one cannot cut the front with out cutting the back at the same time; likewise in language, one can neither divide sound from thought nor thought from sound;”
Ferdinand de Saussure - Course in General Linguistics
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote










Quotes

Ludwig Wittgenstein also said...


Quote
It is clear that ethics cannot be stated. Ethics is transcendental.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote



Quote
The world of the happy man is a different one from that of the unhappy man.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote



Quote
The meaning of a word is its use in the language.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote



Quote
Ethics and aesthetics are one and the same.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote



Quote
Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-philosophicus
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote



Quote
The human body is the best picture of the human soul.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
facebook twitter google plus linkedin
Translations available
View quote










info   A quotation is a statement taken out of its context. Therefore, it is necessary to place any quotation within its author's work and its historical, geographical or philosophical context in order to fully understand its meaning. | The quotations stated on this site express their authors' opinion and do not reflect that of Buboquote.com


info   Image attribution:  title, author, license and source of the original file on Wikipedia. Modifications: changes have been made from the original file (cropping, resizing, renaming and color change).



logo

 Subscribe to the quote of the day email

Subscribe to the Quote of the Day to receive a quote every day in your inbox. It is spam-free and you can unsubscribe at any time.







Free | no spam