98 Total Quotes

Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes

Ludwig Wittgenstein
One of the most misleading representational techniques in our language is the use of the word 'I.'
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#Austrian Philosopher #Language

Ludwig Wittgenstein
It is so characteristic, that just when the mechanics of reproduction are so vastly improved, there are fewer and fewer people who know how the music should be played.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#Austrian Philosopher

Ludwig Wittgenstein
If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#People

Ludwig Wittgenstein
The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#Familiarity

Ludwig Wittgenstein
No one likes having offended another person; hence everyone feels so much better if the other person doesn't show he's been offended. Nobody likes being confronted by a wounded spaniel. Remember that. It is much easier patiently -- and tolerantly -- to avoid the person you have injured than to approach him as a friend. You need courage for that.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#Injury

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#Austrian Philosopher #Grammar

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#Austrian Philosopher

Ludwig Wittgenstein
It is a dogma of the Roman Church that the existence of God can be proved by natural reason. Now this dogma would make it impossible for me to be a Roman Catholic. If I thought of God as another being like myself, outside myself, only infinitely more powerful, then I would regard it as my duty to defy him.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#Catholicism

Ludwig Wittgenstein
The limits of my language mean the limits of my world
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#Language

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#Philosophy #Austrian Philosopher

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Someone who knows too much finds it hard not to lie.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#Austrian Philosopher

Ludwig Wittgenstein
A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#Austrian Philosopher #Jokes

Ludwig Wittgenstein
I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#Austrian Philosopher

Ludwig Wittgenstein
A confession has to be part of your new life.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#Austrian Philosopher #Confession

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#Austrian Philosopher

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#Knowledge #Austrian Philosopher

Ludwig Wittgenstein
You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#Austrian Philosopher #Tragedy

Ludwig Wittgenstein
If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#Language

Ludwig Wittgenstein
The real discovery is the one which enables me to stop doing philosophy when I want to. - The one that gives philosophy peace, so that it is no longer tormented by questions which bring itself into question.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#Discovery

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#Imagination #Austrian Philosopher

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#Austrian Philosopher

Ludwig Wittgenstein
At the core of all well-founded belief, lies belief that is unfounded
Ludwig Wittgenstein
#Belief