Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes

The world is all that is the case.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 1922)
Philosophizing is: rejecting false arguments.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (Philosophical Occasions)
For a truly religious man nothing is tragic.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Every explanation is after all an hypothesis.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (Philosophical Occasions)
What cannot be imagined cannot even be talked about.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (Journal Entry - October 16, 1916)
One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (Journal Entry - October 11, 1914)
Make sure that your religion is a matter between you and God only.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
What should we gain by a definition, as it can only lead us to other undefined terms?
Ludwig Wittgenstein (The Blue Book)
The world of the happy is quite different from the world of the unhappy.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 1922)
Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (Philosophical Investigations, 1953)
A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (Philosophical Investigations, 1953)
To convince someone of the truth, it is not enough to state it, but rather one must find the path from error to truth.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (Philosophical Occasions)
The whole sense of the book might be summed up the following words: what can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 1922)
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. Our life has no end in just the way in which our visual field has no limits.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 1922)

Ludwig Wittgenstein Biography

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Born: 1889
Died: 1951

Ludwig Wittgenstein was an influential Austrian-British philosopher. He is best known for his philosophical ideas on mathematics, mind, logic and language. He is also known for his associations with Bertrand Russell.

Notable Works

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1922)
Philosophical Investigations (1953)

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