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.
A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.
Ambition is the death of thought.
Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present. Our life has no end in just the way in which our visual field has no limits.
Eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.
Hell isn't other people. Hell is yourself.
I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.
If life becomes hard to bear we think of a change in our circumstances. But the most important and effective change, a change in our own attitude, hardly even occurs to us, and the resolution to take such a step is very difficult for us.
If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.
It is clear that the causal nexus is not a nexus at all.
It is not how things are in the world that is mystical, but that it exists.
It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him.
It's only by thinking even more crazily than philosophers do that you can solve their problems.
Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it.
Make sure that your religion is a matter between you and God only.
Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.
Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.
One age misunderstands another; and a petty age misunderstands all the others in its own ugly way.
One of the most difficult of the philosopher's tasks is to find out where the shoe pinches.
One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is.
Only a man who lives not in time but in the present is happy.
Philosophy aims at the logical clarification of thoughts. Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity.
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of our language.
Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open.
Someone who knows too much finds it hard not to lie.
Tell me how you are searching, and I will tell you what you are searching for.
Tell them I've had a wonderful life. (last words).
The difficulty in philosophy is to say no more than we know.
The human body is the best picture of the human soul.
The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.
The real question of life after death isn't whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves.
The world is the totality of facts, not of things.
The world of the happy is quite different from the world of the unhappy.
To convince someone of the truth, it is not enough to state it, but rather one must find the path from error to truth.
What can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.
What cannot be imagined cannot even be talked about.
What has to be overcome is not difficulty of the intellect but of the will.
When we can't think for ourselves, we can always quote.
You could attach prices to thoughts. Some cost a lot, some a little. And how does one pay for thoughts? The answer, I think, is: with courage.
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