Quotations by Author

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.

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

An inner process stands in need of outward criteria.

For a large class of cases - though not for all - in which we employ the word ''meaning'' it can be defined thus: the meaning of a word is its use in the language.

Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement.

Language is a part of our organism and no less complicated than it.

Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.

Logic is not a body of doctrine, but a mirror-image of the world. Logic is transcendental.

Logic must look after itself. In a certain sense, we cannot make mistakes in logic.

Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it.

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.

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.

The common behavior of mankind is the system of reference by means of which we interpret an unknown language.

The human body is the best picture of the human soul.

The limits of my language are the limits of my mind. All I know is what I have words for.

The logic of the world is prior to all truth and falsehood.

There are remarks that sow and remarks that reap.

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

You learned the concept 'pain' when you learned language.

You must always be puzzled by mental illness. The thing I would dread most, if I became mentally ill, would be your adopting a common sense attitude; that you could take it for granted that I was deluded.