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Biography - Ludwig Wittgenstein:

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

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



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



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Tout ce qui peut être dit peut être dit clairement, et sur ce dont on ne peut parler, il faut garder le silence.

German
Was sich überhaupt sagen lässt, lässt sich klar sagen; und wovon man nicht reden kann, darüber muss man schweigen.




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Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

I turned silences and nights into words. What was unutterable, I wrote down. I made the whirling world stand still.

It is clear that ethics cannot be stated. Ethics is transcendental.

If you have words stronger than silence, speak. If you do not have them, then remain silent.

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

Thou canst not speak of that thou dost not feel.




Quotes for: clarity


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Clarity is the good faith of philosophers.
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Lucidity adds beauty to profound thoughts.
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Clarity is the politeness of the man of letters.
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For it must not be supposed that merely because the justness of an idea has been proved it can be productive of effective action even on cultivated minds. This fact may be quickly appreciated by noting how slight is the influence of the clearest demonstration on the majority of men.
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Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams who looks inside, awakes.
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The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.
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Quotes for: silence


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Quotes about silence:


Silence is often the truest wisdom.
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Silence is the sanctuary of prudence.
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Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
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It is a brief refusal when the wise man meets a request with silence.
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The rest is silence.
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In time of war the laws are silent.
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Ludwig Wittgenstein also said...


Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our mind by means of our language.
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The world of the happy man is a different one from that of the unhappy man.
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The meaning of a word is its use in the language.
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Ethics and aesthetics are one and the same.
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Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.
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Thoughts at peace. That is the goal someone who philosophizes longs for.
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