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" For a truly religious man nothing is tragic. "
" 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.' "
" Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language. "
" Language is a part of our organism and no less complicated than it. "
" You learned the concept 'pain' when you learned language. "
" 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. "
" The limits of my language means the limits of my world. "
" Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement. "
" Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language. "
" Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. "
" What is your aim in philosophy? To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle. "
" When one is frightened of the truth then it is never the whole truth that one has an inkling of. "
" A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes. "
" It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him. "
" The human body is the best picture of the human soul. "
" A philosophical problem has the form: I don't know my way about. "
" Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it. "
" If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done. "
" Someone who knows too much finds it hard not to lie. "
" Logic is not a body of doctrine, but a mirror-image of the world. Logic is transcendental. "
" 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. "
" The face is the soul of the body. "
" 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. "
" I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves. "
" A new word is like a fresh seed sown on the ground of the discussion. "
" Man has to awaken to wonder - and so perhaps do peoples. Science is a way of sending him to sleep again. "
" One of the most misleading representational techniques in our language is the use of the word 'I.' "
" You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks. "
" Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself. "
" Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness. "
" An inner process stands in need of outward criteria. "