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Ludwig Wittgenstein
(1889-1951) born on
Apr 26
Austrian-English philosopher. He was one of the most influential figures in British philosophy; produced two original and influential systems of philosophical thought.
         
   
F
Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it.

R
Because our goals are not lofty but illusory, our problems are not difficult, but nonsensical.
A
Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.
N
One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is.
K
Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Notebooks 1914 --1916, entry for 13 Oct. 1914. (ed. by Anscombe, 1961; also in Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, sct. 5:473, 1921, tr. 1922).
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: Philosophical Investigations
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: Culture and Value (ed. by G. H. von Wright and Heikki Nyman, 1980), 1939 --40 journal entry.
   


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