Kenneth Pike Quotes

32 Kenneth Pike quotes:

"Today's practicality is often no more than the accepted form of yesterday's theory."
"If the scholar feels that he must know everything about any topic, he is in trouble - and will not publish with a clear conscience."
"If language did not affect behavior, it could have no meaning."
"When I conform to truth, I do not conform to an abstract principle; I conform to the nature of God."
"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."
"The view of the local scene through the eyes of a native participant in that scene is a different window."
"The marvelous thing is that even in studying linguistics, we find that the universe as a whole is patterned, ordered, and to some degree intelligible to us."
"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."
"Experimental syntax, of a mathematical type, geared to referential axioms, may help further along these lines - or others not imagined as yet."
"Fruitful discourse in science or theology requires us to believe that within the contexts of normal discourse there are some true statements."
"If one refuses to view self as needing integration with God and neighbor, one shrivels like a shrub in the desert."
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"To equate truth with magnification is to abandon scientific discourse."
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