My desire and wish is that the things I start with should be so obvious that you wonder why I spend my time stating them. This is what I aim at, because the point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.

Source:Chapter 2. Particulars, Predicates, and Relations, The Philosophy of Logical Atomism (1918)
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