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LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN
English (Austrian-born) philosopher and pioneer of logical positivism
(1889 - 1951)

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.
      - [Logic]

At the core of all well-founded belief, lies belief that is unfounded.
      - [Belief]

At the end of reasons comes persuasion.
      - [Persuasion : Reason]

I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.
      - [Life]

If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.
      - [Silliness]

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

One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is.
      - [Speech]

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

Tell them I've had a wonderful life.
      - [Last Words]

Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of imagination.
      - Philosophical Investigations (p. 4)
        [Poetry]

If I have exhausted the justifications, I have reached bedrock and my spade is turned. Then I am inclined to say: "This is simply what I do."
      - Philosophical Investigations (p. 85)
        [Justification]


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