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" You learned the concept 'pain' when you learned language. "
" 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. "
" What is your aim in philosophy? To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle. "
" Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness. "
" One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is. "
" 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. "
" A new word is like a fresh seed sown on the ground of the discussion. "
" 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. "
" When one is frightened of the truth then it is never the whole truth that one has an inkling of. "
" Not every religion has to have St. Augustine's attitude to sex. Why even in our culture marriages are celebrated in a church, everyone present knows what is going to happen that night, but that doesn't prevent it being a religious ceremony. "
" Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep. "
" 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. "
" 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 picture is a fact. "
" Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination. "
" 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. "
" What can be shown, cannot be said. "
" Nowadays it is the fashion to emphasize the horrors of the last war. I didn't find it so horrible. There are just as horrible things happening all round us today, if only we had eyes to see them. "
" Philosophy is not a theory but an activity. "
" There are remarks that sow and remarks that reap. "
" A confession has to be part of your new life. "
" A nothing will serve just as well as a something about which nothing could be said. "
" The world is independent of my will. "
" It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him. "
" 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. "
" 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.' "
" The common behavior of mankind is the system of reference by means of which we interpret an unknown language. "
" Our greatest stupidities may be very wise. "
" I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves. "
" Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language. "