Ludwig Wittgenstein

1889 - 1951

A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on death, eternity, experience, life, and present

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 (1889 - 1951)

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

Don't regard a hesitant assertion as an assertion of hesitancy.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on language and understanding

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on common sense, philosophy, and problems

Philosophy can be said to consist of three activities: to see the commonsense answer, to get yourself so deeply into the problem that the common sense answer is unbearable, and to get from that situation back to the commonsense answer.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on justice, life, problems, questions, science, and solution

We feel that even if all possible scientific questions be answered, the problems of life have still not been touched at all. Of course, there is then no question left, and just this is the answer. The solution of the problem of life is seen in the vanishing of this problem.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

Source: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on body and soul

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

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on life and world

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. . . for I know that queer things happen in this world. It's one of the few things I've really learnt in my life.

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on questions

The riddle does not exist. If a question can be put at all, then it can also be answered.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

Source: Tractatus Logico Philosophicus, New York, 1922.

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on laws and logic

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This procedure [selecting the simplest law], however, has no logical justification but only a psychological one.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

Source: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 1974, 6.3631 p.70 . Pears and McGuiness, 1974

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on facts and world

The world is made up of facts, not things.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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