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.

Idealism leads to realism if it is strictly thought out. Ludwig Wittgenstein
The limits of my language means the limits of my world. Ludwig Wittgenstein
The Sabbath is not simply a time to rest, to recuperate. We should look at our work from the outside, not just from within. Ludwig Wittgenstein
Telling someone something he does not understand is pointless, even if you add that he will not be able to understand it. Ludwig Wittgenstein
Think of the tools in a tool-box: there is a hammer, pliers, a saw, a screwdriver, a rule, a glue-pot, nails and screws.--The function of words are as diverse as the functions of these objects. Ludwig Wittgenstein
If one understands eternity as timelessness, and not as an unending timespan, then whoever lives in the present lives for all time. Ludwig Wittgenstein
The riddle does not exist. If a question can be put at all, then it can also be answered. Ludwig Wittgenstein
Language disguises thought. Ludwig Wittgenstein
If one understands eternity as timelessness, and not as an unending timespan, then whoever lives in the present lives for all time. Ludwig Wittgenstein
The aspects of a thing that are most important to us are hidden to us because of their simplicity and familiarity Ludwig Wittgenstein
One of the most misleading representational techniques in our language is the use of the word 'I.' Ludwig Wittgenstein
There can never be surprises in logic. Ludwig Wittgenstein
Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. Ludwig Wittgenstein
The solution of logical problems must be neat for they set the standard of neatness. Ludwig Wittgenstein
What is your aim in philosophy? - To show the fly the way out of the fly-bottle. Ludwig Wittgenstein
With my full philosophical rucksack, I can only climb slowly up the mountain of mathematics. Ludwig Wittgenstein
One interesting thing is the idea that people have of a kind of science of Aesthetics. Ludwig Wittgenstein
If the place I wanted to arrive at could only be reached by a ladder, I would give up trying to arrive at it. For the place I really have to reach is where I must already be. What is reachable by a ladder doesn't interest me. Ludwig Wittgenstein