Friday, August 14, 2009

Thoughts from Wittgenstein

Man has to awaken to wonder - and so perhaps do peoples. Science is a way of sending him to sleep again.
Ludwig Wittgenstein


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

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.
Ludwig Wittgenstein 

Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.
Ludwig Wittgenstein 

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.
Ludwig Wittgenstein 

One of the most misleading representational techniques in our language is the use of the word 'I.'
Ludwig Wittgenstein 

One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is.
Ludwig Wittgenstein 

Our greatest stupidities may be very wise.
Ludwig Wittgenstein 

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

Propositions show what they say: tautologies and contradictions show that they say nothing.
Ludwig Wittgenstein 





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