„Language disguises thought.“

—  Ludwig Wittgenstein, buch Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Quelle: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

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Ludwig Wittgenstein38
österreichisch-britischer Philosoph 1889 - 1951

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„Writing obscures language; it is not a guise for language but a disguise.“

—  Ferdinand de Saussure, buch Cours de linguistique générale

Quelle: Cours de linguistique générale (1916), p. 31

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„But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.“

—  George Orwell, buch 1984

"Politics and the English Language" (1946)
Quelle: 1984
Kontext: But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. A bad usage can spread by tradition and imitation even among people who should and do know better.
Kontext: All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred, and schizophrenia. When the general atmosphere is bad, language must suffer. I should expect to find — this is a guess which I have not sufficient knowledge to verify — that the German, Russian and Italian languages have all deteriorated in the last ten or fifteen years, as a result of dictatorship.
But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. A bad usage can spread by tradition and imitation even among people who should and do know better.

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Samuel Johnson Foto

„Language is the dress of thought.“

—  Samuel Johnson English writer 1709 - 1784

The Life of Cowley
Lives of the English Poets (1779–81)

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„Different languages, the same thoughts; servant to thoughts and their masters.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959

“Hidden Words,” p. 58
The Sun Watches the Sun (1999), Sequence: “A Stone and a Word”

Mark Hopkins (educator) Foto

„Language is the picture and counterpart of thought.“

—  Mark Hopkins (educator) American educationalist and theologian 1802 - 1887

Address, Dedication of Williston Seminary, Dec. 1, 1841.

Orson Scott Card Foto

„How could you disguise your own thoughts so even you didn't know what you were thinking?“

—  Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951

Homecoming saga, The Memory Of Earth (1992)

Karl Kraus Foto

„Language is the mother of thought, not its handmaiden.“

—  Karl Kraus Czech playwright and publicist 1874 - 1936

Half-Truths and One-And-A-Half Truths (1976)

Theodore Dalrymple Foto

„Loose language suggests loose thought.“

—  Theodore Dalrymple English doctor and writer 1949

Victim impact statements represent the sentimentalisation - the Diana-ification - of the criminal justice system, argues Theodore Dalrymple http://www.socialaffairsunit.org.uk/blog/archives/001298.php (December 11, 2006).
The Social Affairs Unit (2006 - 2008)

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„Without language, thought is a vague, uncharted nebula.“

—  Ferdinand de Saussure, buch Cours de linguistique générale

Quelle: Cours de linguistique générale (1916), p. 111-112
Quelle: Course in General Linguistics
Kontext: Psychologically our thought-apart from its expression in words-is only a shapeless and indistinct mass. Philosophers and linguists have always agreed in recognizing that without the help of signs we would be unable to make a clear-cut, consistent distinction between two ideas. Without language, thought is a vague, uncharted nebula. here are no pre-existing ideas, and nothing is distinct before the appearance of language.

„Most first novels are disguised autobiographies. This autobiography is a disguised novel.“

—  Clive James Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist 1939 - 2019

Opening lines to the preface, p. 9
Memoirs, Unreliable Memoirs (1980)

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„Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

1950s, What Desires Are Politically Important? (1950)
Kontext: I do not wish to seem to end upon a note of cynicism. I do not deny that there are better things than selfishness, and that some people achieve these things. I maintain, however, on the one hand, that there are few occasions upon which large bodies of men, such as politics is concerned with, can rise above selfishness, while, on the other hand, there are a very great many circumstances in which populations will fall below selfishness, if selfishness is interpreted as enlightened self-interest.
And among those occasions on which people fall below self-interest are most of the occasions on which they are convinced that they are acting from idealistic motives. Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power. When you see large masses of men swayed by what appear to be noble motives, it is as well to look below the surface and ask yourself what it is that makes these motives effective. It is partly because it is so easy to be taken in by a facade of nobility that a psychological inquiry, such as I have been attempting, is worth making. I would say, in conclusion, that if what I have said is right, the main thing needed to make the world happy is intelligence. And this, after all, is an optimistic conclusion, because intelligence is a thing that can be fostered by known methods of education.

Aristophanés Foto

„Æschylus: High thoughts must have high language.“

—  Aristophanés, Die Frösche

rewritten and embellished tr. Fitts 1955, p. 108 http://books.google.com/books?id=CdZxAAAAIAAJ&q=%22High+thoughts+must+have+high+language%22
Frogs (405 BC)
Quelle: Frogs and Other Plays

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