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Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “The limits of my language means the limits of my world.”

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

— Ludwig Wittgenstein



Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.”

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.”

I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “Philosophy is not a theory but an activity.”

Philosophy is not a theory but an activity.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “We are asleep. Our Life is a dream. But we wake up sometimes, just enough to know that we are dreaming.”

We are asleep. Our Life is a dream. But we wake up sometimes, just enough to know that we are dreaming.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “Only describe, don’t explain.”

Only describe, don’t explain.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.”

Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement.”

Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.”

If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


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

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

— Ludwig Wittgenstein



Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “He who lives in the present lives in eternity.”

He who lives in the present lives in eternity.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “All I know is what I have words for.”

All I know is what I have words for.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.”

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “Humor is not a mood but a way of looking at the world.”

Humor is not a mood but a way of looking at the world.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “Hell isn’t other people. Hell is yourself.”

Hell isn’t other people. Hell is yourself.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.”

Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “To convince someone of the truth, it is not enough to state it, but rather one must find the path from error to truth.”

To convince someone of the truth, it is not enough to state it, but rather one must find the path from error to truth.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “One must always be prepared to learn something totally new.”

One must always be prepared to learn something totally new.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “The sole remaining task for philosophy is the analysis of language.”

The sole remaining task for philosophy is the analysis of language.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “Ethics and aesthetics are one.”

Ethics and aesthetics are one.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein



Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “Logic pervades the world; the limits of the world are also the limits of logic.”

Logic pervades the world; the limits of the world are also the limits of logic.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.”

If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “Everything that can be thought at all can be thought clearly. Everything that can be said can be said clearly. Ludwig Wittgenstein.”

Everything that can be thought at all can be thought clearly. Everything that can be said can be said clearly. Ludwig Wittgenstein.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “The human body is the best picture of the human soul.”

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

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “Death is not an experience in life; we do not live to experience death.”

Death is not an experience in life; we do not live to experience death.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “To believe in a God means to understand the question about the meaning of life. To believe in a God means to see that the facts of the world are not the end of the matter. To believe in God means to see that life has a meaning.”

To believe in a God means to understand the question about the meaning of life. To believe in a God means to see that the facts of the world are not the end of the matter. To believe in God means to see that life has a meaning.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “To believe in God is to see that life has a meaning.”

To believe in God is to see that life has a meaning.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “Don’t ask what it means, but rather how it is used.”

Don’t ask what it means, but rather how it is used.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “Logic is not a body of doctrine, but a mirror-image of the world. Logic is transcendental.”

Logic is not a body of doctrine, but a mirror-image of the world. Logic is transcendental.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.”

A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “My work consists of two parts: of the one which is here, and of everything which I have not written. And precisely this second part is the important one.”

My work consists of two parts: of the one which is here, and of everything which I have not written. And precisely this second part is the important one.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “A confession has to be part of your new life.”

A confession has to be part of your new life.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “What cannot be imagined cannot even be talked about.”

What cannot be imagined cannot even be talked about.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “Don’t for heaven’s sake, be afraid of talking nonsense! But you must pay attention to your nonsense.”

Don’t for heaven’s sake, be afraid of talking nonsense! But you must pay attention to your nonsense.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “Wishing is not acting. But willing is acting.”

Wishing is not acting. But willing is acting.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “What is troubling us is the tendency to believe that the mind is like a little man within.”

What is troubling us is the tendency to believe that the mind is like a little man within.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “Genius is what makes us forget the master’s talent.”

Genius is what makes us forget the master’s talent.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “Think of the tools in a tool-box: there is a hammer, pliers, a saw, a screwdriver, a rule, a glue-pot, nails and screws. – The function of words are as diverse as the functions of these objects.”

Think of the tools in a tool-box: there is a hammer, pliers, a saw, a screwdriver, a rule, a glue-pot, nails and screws. – The function of words are as diverse as the functions of these objects.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “Idealism leads to realism if it is strictly thought out.”

Idealism leads to realism if it is strictly thought out.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “To imagine a language is to imagine a form of life.”

To imagine a language is to imagine a form of life.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “Belief in the causal nexus is superstition.”

Belief in the causal nexus is superstition.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “The philosopher is not a citizen of any community of ideas, that is what makes him a philosopher.”

The philosopher is not a citizen of any community of ideas, that is what makes him a philosopher.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “A picture held us captive. And we could not get outside it, for it lay in our language and language seemed to repeat it to us inexorably.”

A picture held us captive. And we could not get outside it, for it lay in our language and language seemed to repeat it to us inexorably.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “What is your aim in philosophy? To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle.”

What is your aim in philosophy? To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “At the end of reasons comes persuasion.”

At the end of reasons comes persuasion.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “There are, indeed, things that cannot be put into words. They make themselves manifest. They are what is mystical.”

There are, indeed, things that cannot be put into words. They make themselves manifest. They are what is mystical.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “What is thinkable is also possible.”

What is thinkable is also possible.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “The world is independent of my will.”

The world is independent of my will.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “To understand a sentence means to understand a language. To understand a language means to be master of a technique.”

To understand a sentence means to understand a language. To understand a language means to be master of a technique.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein


Ludwig Wittgenstein Quote: “I did not get my picture of the world by satisfying myself of its correctness; nor do I have it because I am satisfied of its correctness. No: it is the inherited background against which I distinguish between true and false.”

I did not get my picture of the world by satisfying myself of its correctness; nor do I have it because I am satisfied of its correctness. No: it is the inherited background against which I distinguish between true and false.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein

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