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.
Category Archive: Ludwig Wittgenstein
Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it.
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
A philosophical problem has the form: I don’t know my way about.
It is an hypothesis that the sun will rise tomorrow: and this means that we do not know whether it will rise.
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.
Humor is not a mood but a way of looking at the world. So if it is correct to say that humor was stamped out in Nazi Germany, that does not mean that people were not in good spirits, or anything of that sort, but something much deeper and more important.
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.
Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.
What can be shown, cannot be said.