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November 6, 2014 / compassioninpolitics

Curious quotes by the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein

The limits of my language means the limits of my world.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.
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

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 new word is like a fresh seed sown on the ground of the discussion.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

Philosophy is not a theory but an activity.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

* I’m curious if he means awareness rather than acknowledgement.

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