Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein was an Austrian-British born philosopher. Wittgenstein was born in a wealthy family in Austria in 1889 and after studying in Berlin, he earned his doctorate from the University of Cambridge in 1929. Bertrand Russell was one of his teachers at the University and called him the perfect example of a genius. He was employed as a teacher at the University of Cambridge for 18 years and during that time he worked on subjects like ‘the logic’, ‘philosophy of language’ and ‘philosophy of mathematics’ among others. His only published work was ‘Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus’ in 1921. However, it is also true that he conducted extensive research on the subject and all his manuscripts were published in the form of a book named ‘Philosophical Investigations’ after his death. Wittgenstein was a tortured genius, who suffered from depression and suicidal tendencies, which had also forced him to give up his academic pursuits plenty of times. Ludwig Wittgenstein’s books, work, manuscripts and other writings give an insight about his thoughts on several topics. We have scanned his works to collect some of his most famous quotes. Following are some of the most famous quotes from the life and works of Ludwig Wittgenstein, one of the great philosophers of the 20th century.
For an answer which cannot be expressed the question too cannot be expressed.
The riddle does not exist.
If a question can be put at all, then it can also be answered.
An honest religious thinker is like a tightrope walker. He almost looks as though he were walking on nothing but air. His support is the slenderest imaginable. And yet it really is possible to walk on it.