Ludwig Wittgenstein

1889 - 1951

A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on civilization, clarity, and progress

Our civilization is characterized by the word "progress." Progress is its form rather than making progress being one of its features. Typically it constructs. It is occupied with building an ever more complicated structure. And even clarity is seldom sought.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on attitude, common sense, delusion, and illness

You must always be puzzled by mental illness. The thing I would dread most, if I became mentally ill, would be your adopting a common sense attitude; that you could take it for granted that I was deluded.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on death, eternity, failure, immortality, life, purpose, soul, survival, and present

Not only is there no guarantee of the temporal immortality of the human soul, that is to say of its eternal survival after death; but, in any case, this assumption completely fails to accomplish the purpose for which it has always been intended. Or is some riddle solved by my surviving forever? Is not this eternal life itself as much of a riddle as our present life?

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on difficulty, learning, prejudice, and stupidity

One cannot guess how a word functions. One has to look at its use and learn from that. But the difficulty is to remove the prejudice which stands in the way of doing this. It is not a stupid prejudice.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on order and thinking

In order to draw a limit to thinking, we should have to think both sides of this limit.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

Source: Tractatus Logico Philosophicus

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on imagination

Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

Source: Philosophical Investigations

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on silence

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Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

Source: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on thinking

A man's thinking goes on within his consciousness in a seclusion in comparison with which any physical seclusion is an exhibition to public view.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

A new word is like a fresh seed sewn on the ground of the discussion.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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A Quote by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein on world

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The mystical is not how the world is, but that it is.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)

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