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All Quotes by author - Kenneth L. Pike
" Acceptance of the power of God in one's life lays the groundwork for personal commitment to both science and Christianity, which so often have been in conflict. "
" Christianity stands or falls as a living program, a way of life, made concrete in the life of man by the life of God through the life of the concretely living Christ. "
" Courage to continue comes from deeper sources than outward results. "
" Fruitful discourse in science or theology requires us to believe that within the contexts of normal discourse there are some true statements. "
" God cannot be reduced to a sample for analysis. "
" Identity in the form of continuity of personality is an extremely important characteristic of the individual. "
" If language did not affect behavior, it could have no meaning. "
" If the scholar feels that he must know everything about any topic, he is in trouble - and will not publish with a clear conscience. "
" It is also, I would guess, a universal that in all societies people value respectability granted to them. "
" I wanted a theory that would allow one to live outside the office with the same philosophy one uses inside it. "
" Language is a tool adequate to provide any degree of precision relevant to a particular situation. "
" Language is not merely a set of unrelated sounds, clauses, rules, and meanings; it is a total coherent system of these integrating with each other, and with behavior, context, universe of discourse, and observer perspective. "
" Normal social behavior requires that we be able to recognize identities in spite of change. Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it. "
" Outward failure may be a manifested variant of inward success. "
" Revelation and the nature of truth must be viewed in reference to the structure of language. "
" That a society controls, to a greater or lesser extent, the behavior of its members is a universal; but the methods, the particulars of that control, vary from one culture to another. "
" The detached observer's view is one window on the world. "
" The price that one pays for refusing to act on the truth as one sees it, is to be led to believe untruth to avoid guilt. "
" There is no truth without responsibility following in its wake. "
" The universe extends beyond the mind of man, and is more complex than the small sample one can study. "
" The view of the local scene through the eyes of a native participant in that scene is a different window. "
" This required the development of a view which allowed one to integrate research with belief, thing with person, fact with aesthetics, knowledge with application of knowledge. "
" Today's practicality is often no more than the accepted form of yesterday's theory. "
" Verbal and nonverbal activity is a unified whole, and theory and methodology should be organized or created to treat it as such. "
" We assume, to begin with, that the individual is at least as complex in his internal structure as the language is which he speaks - otherwise, how could he speak a language which is complex? "
" With acknowledgement of residues, we can be more easily prepared to grant the unit of science, the overlapping of disciplines, and the total coherence of all facts. "
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