Sunday, August 7, 2016

Words make pictures of facts

“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.”

“The problems are solved, not by giving new information, but by arranging what we have known since long.”

“I act with complete certainty. But this certainty is my own.”

“What is troubling us is the tendency to believe that the mind is like a little man within.”

“Just improve yourself; that is the only thing you can do to better the world.”

“The world of the happy is quite different from that of the unhappy.”

“When we can't think for ourselves, we can always quote”

“Don't think, but look! (PI 66)”

“Tell me," Wittgenstein's asked a friend, "why do people always say, it was natural for man to assume that the sun went round the earth rather than that the earth was rotating?" His friend replied, "Well, obviously because it just looks as though the Sun is going round the Earth." Wittgenstein replied, "Well, what would it have looked like if it had looked as though the Earth was rotating?” 

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

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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