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Friday, February 15, 2013

Wittgenstein

Why am I fond of Ludwig Wittgenstein? Not because he has sad eyes, although those eyes talk to me. Not because he was so smart that the professors who examined him had to confess they did not understand his tractatus. And certainly not because he was so totally honest that he was a terror to his fellow human beings. I admire him because he put his thoughts in plain, clear sentences. And I love him because he taught me that everything that can be said can and should be said in a straightforward way, and that things that can't be said simply should not be said at all.

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