65 Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes On Success In Life

Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language. These Ludwig Wittgenstein quotes will motivate you.

Best Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes

  1. “The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  2. “When we can’t think for ourselves, we can always quote” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  3. “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  4. “Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  5. “If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  6. “Language disguises thought.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

  7. “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.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  8. “I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  9. “We learn by rearranging what we know.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  10. “What is thinkable is also possible.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

  11. “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
  12. “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 it.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  13. “The real question of life after death isn’t whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  14. “We are asleep. Our Life is a dream. But we wake up sometimes, just enough to know that we are dreaming.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  15. “If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  16. “Only describe, don’t explain.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

  17. “Is my understanding only blindness to my own lack of understanding? It often seems so to me.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  18. “All I know is what I have words for.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  19. “A French politician once wrote that it was a peculiarity of the French language that in it words occur in the order in which one thinks them.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
  20. “One of the most misleading representational techniques in our language is the use of the word ‘I.'” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  21. “Our greatest stupidities may be very wise.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  22. “The problems are solved, not by giving new information, but by arranging what we have always known.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  23. “Only a man who lives not in time but in the present is happy.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

  24. “Not how the world is, but that it is, is the mystery.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  25. “Think of the tools in a tool-box: there is a hammer, pliers, a saw, a screwdriver, a rule, a glue-pot, nails and screws.–The function of words are as diverse as the functions of these objects.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  26. Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  27. “Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  28. “The classifications made by philosophers and psychologists are like trying to classify clouds by their shape.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  29. “Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  30. “Man has to awaken to wonder – and so perhaps do peoples. Science is a way of sending him to sleep again.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  31. “Nothing is more important than the formation of fictional concepts, which teach us at last to understand our own.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  32. “Every explanation is after all an hypothesis.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

  33. “The difficulty in philosophy is to say no more than we know.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  34. “The world of those who are happy is different from the world of those who are not.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  35. “Is it even always an advantage to replace an indistinct picture by a sharp one? Isn’t the indistinct one often what we need?” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  36. “To think that you are not following a rule is to follow a rule.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  37. “One can mistrust one’s own senses, but not one’s own belief.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  38. “Don’t look for the meanings; look for the use.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  39. “Make sure that your religion is a matter between you and God only.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

  40. “The solution to the problem of life is seen in the vanishing of this problem.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  41. “He who lives in the present lives in eternity.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  42. “Kierkegaard was by far the most profound thinker of the last century. Kierkegaard was a saint.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  43. “Since social relationships are always ambiguous since my thought is only a unit since my thoughts create rifts as much as they unite since my words establish contacts by being spoken and create isolation by remaining unspoken since an immense moat separates the subjective certitude that I have for myself from the objective reality that I represent to others since I never stop finding myself guilty even though I feel I am innocent.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  44. “It is truly strange how long it takes to get to know oneself. I am now sixty-two years old, yet just one moment ago I realized that I absolutely love lightly toasted bread. Simultaneously, I also realized that I loathe bread when it is heavily toasted. For almost sixty years, and quite unconsciously, I have been experiencing inner joy or total despair at my relationship with grilled bread.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  45. “The philosopher is not a citizen of any community of ideas, that is what makes him a philosopher.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  46. “Hell isn’t other people. Hell is yourself.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

  47. “This sort of thing has got to be stopped. Bad philosophers are like slum landlords. It’s my job to put them out of business.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  48. “What has history to do with me? Mine is the first and only world! I want to report how I find the world. What others have told me about the world is a very small and incidental part of my experience. I have to judge the world, to measure things.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  49. “My aim is: to teach you to pass from a piece of disguised nonsense to something that is patent nonsense.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein Quotes
  50. “To believe in a God means to see that the facts of the world are not the end of the matter.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  51. “Aim at being loved without being admired.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

  52. “For an answer which cannot be expressed the question too cannot be expressed. The riddle does not exist. If a question can be put at all, then it can also be answered.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  53. “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
  54. “When you are philosophizing you have to descend into primeval chaos and feel at home there.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  55. “We feel that even if all possible scientific questions be answered, the problems of life have still not been touched at all.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  56. “The human body is the best picture of the human soul.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  57. “To believe in God is to see that life has a meaning.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

  58. “A new word is like a fresh seed sown on the ground of the discussion.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  59. “If you tried to doubt everything you would not get as far as doubting anything. The game of doubting itself presupposes certainty.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  60. “An entire mythology is stored within our language.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  61. “There is no more light in a genius than in any other honest man – but he has a particular kind of lens to concentrate this light into a burning point.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  62. “The aspects of a thing that are most important to us are hidden to us because of their simplicity and familiarity.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  63. “For a truly religious man nothing is tragic.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  64. “My work consists of two parts: of the one which is here, and of everything which I have not written. And precisely this second part is the important one.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
  65. “Idealism leads to realism if it is strictly thought out.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

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