Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes

Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philosophy is not a theory but an activity

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

If one understands eternity as timelessness, and not as an unending timespan, then whoever lives in the present lives for all time.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The face is the soul of the body.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The human body is the best picture of the human soul.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

If people never did silly things, then nothing intelligent would ever get done.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.

Ludwig Wittgenstein
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