Quotation Explorer - 'Ludwig Wittgenstein'

It is now how things are in the world that is mystical, but that it (the world) exists at all..... - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Don't think, but look! (PI 66) - Ludwig Wittgenstein
The sole remaining task for philosophy is the analysis of language. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
It is difficult to describe paths of thought where there are already many paths laid down, and not fall into one of the grooves - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
The limits of my language means the limits of my world. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
The great delusion of modernity, is that the laws of nature explain the universe for us. The laws of nature describe the universe, they describe the regularities. But they explain nothing. - 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
Superstition is the belief in the causal nexus. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
How small a thought it takes to fill a life. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Don't for heaven's sake, be afraid of talking nonsense! But you must pay attention to your nonsense. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
The limits of your language are the limits of your world. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
We feel that even if all possible scientific questions be answered, the problems of life have still not been touched at all. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Not how the world is, but that it is, is the mystery. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
If there were a verb meaning "to believe falsely," it would not have any significant first person, present indicative. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Hell isn't other people. Hell is yourself. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
The real question of life after death isn't whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
In philosophy it is always good to put a question instead of an answer to a question. For an answer to the philosophical question may easily be unfair; disposing of it by means of another question is not. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
If you and I are to live religious lives, it mustn't be that we talk a lot about religion, but that our manner of life is different. It is my belief that only if you try to be helpful to other people will you in the end find your way to God. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
The world of the happy is quite different from that of the unhappy. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
The mystical is not how the world is, but that it is. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
An entire mythology is stored within our language. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
I think one of the things you and I have to learn is that we have to live without the consolation of belonging to a Church....Of one thing I am certain. The religion of the future will have to be extremely ascetic, and by that I don't mean just going without food and drink. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
The philosophical I is not the man, not the human body or the human soul of which psychology treats, but the metaphysical subject, the limit - not a part of the world. - 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
I am my world. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Concerning that which cannot be talked about, we should not say anything. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
The limits of my language mean the limits of my world. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
An honest religious thinker is like a tightrope walker. He almost looks as though he were walking on nothing but air. His support is the slenderest imaginable. And yet it really is possible to walk on it. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
Music conveys to us itself! - Ludwig Wittgenstein
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