Facts about Kenneth L. Pike

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Kenneth L. Pike was a famous Sociologist from USA, who lived between June 9, 1912 and December 31, 2000.

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He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 30 quotes who is written / told by Kenneth, under the main topic Society.

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Famous quotes by Kenneth L. Pike (30)


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"The detached observer's view is one window on the world"
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"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"
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"So I see that Christianity in believing in a Creator pulls together more facts, data, inner experience and ability than any mechanistic view could hold for me"
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"Revelation and the nature of truth must be viewed in reference to the structure of language"
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"Outward failure may be a manifested variant of inward success"
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"Nobody is as good as he thinks he is"
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"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"
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"Language is a tool adequate to provide any degree of precision relevant to a particular situation"
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"It is also, I would guess, a universal that in all societies people value respectability granted to them"
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"If the scholar feels that he must know everything about any topic, he is in trouble - and will not publish with a clear conscience"
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"If language did not affect behavior, it could have no meaning"
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"If I were to adopt pure mechanism as a philosophy, there would be no way I could choose to be a scholar"
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"Identity in the form of continuity of personality is an extremely important characteristic of the individual"
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"I wanted a theory that would allow one to live outside the office with the same philosophy one uses inside it"
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"God cannot be reduced to a sample for analysis"
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"Fruitful discourse in science or theology requires us to believe that within the contexts of normal discourse there are some true statements"
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"Courage to continue comes from deeper sources than outward results"
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"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"
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"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"
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"When I conform to truth, I do not conform to an abstract principle; I conform to the nature of God"
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"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?"
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"Verbal and nonverbal activity is a unified whole, and theory and methodology should be organized or created to treat it as such"
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"Today's practicality is often no more than the accepted form of yesterday's theory"
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"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"
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"There is no truth without responsibility following in its wake"
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"The view of the local scene through the eyes of a native participant in that scene is a different window"
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"The universe extends beyond the mind of man, and is more complex than the small sample one can study"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"


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