Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
 Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921). copy citation

Author Ludwig Wittgenstein
Source Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Topic speech silence
Date 1921
Language English
Note Translated by C. K. Ogden
Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/5740/5740-pdf.pdf


“My propositions are elucidatory in this way: he who understands me finally recognizes them as senseless, when he has climbed out through them, on them, over them. (He must so to speak throw away the ladder, after he has climbed up on it.)
He must surmount these propositions; then he sees the world rightly.
7 OGD [→GER | →P/M] Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.source

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