Ludwig Wittgenstein

British philosopher born in Austria; a major influence on logic and logical positivism (1889-1951)

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A new word is like a fresh seed sewn on the ground of the discussion.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
For a truly religious man nothing is tragic.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.Rate it:
If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.Rate it:
If there were a verb meaning "to believe falsely," it would not have any significant first person, present indicative.Rate it:
Our greatest stupidities may be very wise.Rate it:
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.Rate it:
Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep.Rate it:
The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.Rate it:
The world of the happy is quite different from that of the unhappy.Rate it:
There are remarks that sow and remarks that reap.Rate it:
We regard the photograph, the picture on our wall, as the object itself (the man, landscape, and so on) depicted there. This need not have been so. We could easily imagine people who did not have this relation to such pictures. Who, for example, would be repelled by photographs, because a face without color and even perhaps a face in reduced proportions struck them as inhuman.Rate it:
What is your aim in philosophy?---To shew the fly the way out of the fly-bottle.Rate it:
You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks.Rate it:

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