This page features a selection of the best quotes Ludwig Wittgenstein. All of these quotes are real and references are given after each quote.
Here are the best quotes by Wittgenstein in no particular order:
The world is everything that is the case.
– Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, prop. 1
The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.
– Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, prop. 5.6
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
– Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, prop. 7
If a lion could talk, we could not understand him.
– Philosophical Investigations, pt. 2, sect. 10
The problems [of philosophy] are solved, not by giving new information, but by arranging what we have always known. Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
– Philosophical Investigations, pt. 1, sect. 109
What is the purpose of philosophy? – To shew the fly the way out of the fly-bottle.
– Philosophical Investigations, pt. 1, sect. 309
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- The Philosophy of Wittgenstein: A collection of articles, videos, and podcasts
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