We are like sailors who must rebuild their ship on the open sea, never able to dismantle it in dry-dock and to reconstruct it there out of the best materials.

Otto Neurath

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Original Citation

Neurath, Otto. Anti-Spengler. G.D.W. Callwey, 1921.

Current Citation

Neurath, Otto. Quoted in Otto Neurath: Philosophy Between Science and Politics, written by Nancy Cartwright, Jordi Cat, Lola Fleck and Thomas E. Uebel. Cambridge University Press, 2008.