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All Quotes by author - Ludwig Wittgenstein
" A confession has to be part of your new life. "
" A man's thinking goes on within his consciousness in a seclusion in comparison with which any physical seclusion is an exhibition to public view. "
" 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. "
" A new word is like a fresh seed sown on the ground of the discussion. "
" An inner process stands in need of outward criteria. "
" A nothing will serve just as well as a something about which nothing could be said. "
" A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring. "
" A philosophical problem has the form: I don't know my way about. "
" A picture is a fact. "
" A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" For a truly religious man nothing is tragic. "
" 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. "
" I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves. "
" If a lion could talk, we could not understand him. "
" If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done. "
" 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. "
" It is an hypothesis that the sun will rise tomorrow: and this means that we do not know whether it will rise. "
" It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him. "
" 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. "
" It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed 'Wisdom.' And then I know exactly what is going to follow: 'Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.' "
" Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement. "
" Language is a part of our organism and no less complicated than it. "
" Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language. "
" Logic is not a body of doctrine, but a mirror-image of the world. Logic is transcendental. "
" Logic must look after itself. In a certain sense, we cannot make mistakes in logic. "
" Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it. "
" Man has to awaken to wonder - and so perhaps do peoples. Science is a way of sending him to sleep again. "
" Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness. "
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