Quotes by Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Austrian - English philosopher

Alive from: 1889-1951

Category: Philosophers

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    I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.
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    A confession has to be part of your new life.
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    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.
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    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.
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    A new word is like a fresh seed sewn on the ground of the discussion.
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    A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring.
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    A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.
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    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.
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    Don't get involved in partial problems, but always take flight to where there is a free view over the whole single great problem, even if this view is still not a clear one.
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    For a large class of cases - though not for all - in which we employ the word ''meaning'' it can be defined thus: the meaning of a word is its use in the language.
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    For a truly religious man nothing is tragic.
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    Humor is not a mood but a way of looking at the world. So if it is correct to say that humor was stamped out in Nazi Germany, that does not mean that people were not in good spirits, or anything of that sort, but something much deeper and more important.
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    I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse's good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment.
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    If a person tells me he has been to the worst places I have no reason to judge him; but if he tells me it was his superior wisdom that enabled him to go there, then I know he is a fraud.
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    If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.
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