Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes

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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." Ludwig Wittgenstein
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"One of the most misleading representational techniques in our language is the use of the word 'I.'" Ludwig Wittgenstein
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"Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness." Ludwig Wittgenstein
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"You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks." Ludwig Wittgenstein
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"If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world." Ludwig Wittgenstein
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"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
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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." Ludwig Wittgenstein
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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." Ludwig Wittgenstein
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"The human body is the best picture of the human soul." Ludwig Wittgenstein
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"At the core of all well-founded belief, lies belief that is unfounded" Ludwig Wittgenstein
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"Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination." Ludwig Wittgenstein
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"Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it" Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Logic   

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"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
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"Language is a part of our organism and no less complicated than it." Ludwig Wittgenstein
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"It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him." Ludwig Wittgenstein
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"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
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Illness    Insanity   

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"Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement." Ludwig Wittgenstein
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"The world is the totality of facts, not of things." Ludwig Wittgenstein
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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." Ludwig Wittgenstein
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"At the end of reasons comes persuasion" Ludwig Wittgenstein
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"Philosophy is not a theory but an activity" Ludwig Wittgenstein
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