Wednesday, March 30, 2016



Sextus, Sentences 162a (tr. Walter T. Wilson):
Regarding things you do not know, be silent.

περὶ ὧν οὐκ οἶδας σιώπα.

de quibus ignoras tace.
Strict observance of this rule would make the world a very quiet place.


"Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muß man schweigen"

Ludwig Wittgenstein in Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Variously translated, "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent" or less cumbersomely, "What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence".

Chris Chambers

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