Ladders by Ludwig Wittgenstein

ladders"My propositions serve as elucidations in the following way: anyone who understands me eventually recognizes them as nonsensical, when he has used them – as steps – to climb up beyond them. (He must, so to speak, throw away the ladder after he has climbed up it.)"

text courtesy Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, 1918, 6.54, Ludwig Wittgenstein

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