Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes

A quotes list created by Lee Sonogan

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A polymath in the art of mathematics, philosophy of the mind and language, Austrian-Bristish Ludwig Wittgenstein’s work in the early 20th century has many notable ideas. Known for logic, his interests cross wide and far while achieving a successful teaching career. A great teacher like many of the past, I saw want to research him more to consume more of his lectured words.

  • 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
  • I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves. Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • Someone who knows too much finds it hard not to lie. Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it. Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • 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
  • 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. Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language. Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • Language is a part of our organism and no less complicated than it. Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • A confession has to be part of your new life. Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness. Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • 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
  • You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks. Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring. Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • Man has to awaken to wonder – and so perhaps do peoples. Science is a way of sending him to sleep again. Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes. 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
  • The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood. Ludwig Wittgenstein

Living from 1889 to 1951, he died in his sixties. From his experience during world wars other than his education, there’s probably a cool movie idea from his life. Overall I am sure there are many more sick quotes out there of him that you and I should recognise more about!

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