Ludwig Wittgenstein Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old ludwig wittgenstein quotes, ludwig wittgenstein sayings, and ludwig wittgenstein proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

It is an hypothesis that the sun will rise tomorrow: and this means that we do not know whether it will rise.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein

If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ethics and aesthetics are one.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Man is fulfilling the purpose of existence who no longer needs to have any purpose except to live. That is to say, who is content.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

A picture held us captive. And we could not get outside it, for it lay in our language and language seemed to repeat it to us inexorably.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein

At the end of reasons comes persuasion.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The face is the soul of the body.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Transparency painted in a picture produces its effect in a different way than opaqueness.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

A logical picture of facts is a thought.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

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. Our life has no end in just the way in which our visual field has no limits.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The mystical is not how the world is, but that it is.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Only let's cut out the transcendental twaddle when the whole thing is as plain as a sock on the jaw.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

One must always be prepared to learn something totally new.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The world is the totality of facts, not of things.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Aim at being loved without being admired.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

There are remarks that sow and remarks that reap.     

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein