[lit-ideas] You should hush about that of which you cannot speak. (Wittgenstein)

  • From: Henninge@xxxxxxxxxxx (Richard Henninge)
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  • Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 01:50:39 +0200

Schopenhauer: "Remember what Voltaire says: La paix vaut encore mieux que la
> verite. Remember also an Arabian proverb which tells us that on the tree
of
> silence there hangs its fruit, which is peace."
>
> Even the last line, with its Arabian proverb, returns us to the German
verb
> (schweigen) encountered in Wittgenstein's final sentence from the
Tractatus:
> "Am Baume des Schweigens hängt seine Frucht der Friede." "There hangs üpon
the tree of hushing its fruit--peace."
>
> Wittgenstein: 7. Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muß man schweigen.
> "You should hush about that of which you cannot speak."
>
>
> Richard Henninge
> University of Mainz
>

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