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.
When I conform to truth, I do not conform to an abstract principle; I conform to the nature of God.
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.
The universe extends beyond the mind of man, and is more complex than the small sample one can study.
I wanted a theory that would allow one to live outside the office with the same philosophy one uses inside it.
Without a possibility of change in meanings human communication could not perform its present functions.
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.
Only when we have enough mental stress to force us to see our own bankruptcy of power, do we trust in God, and only when we trust in God can we make a contribution which will not collapse.
Today's practicality is often no more than the accepted form of yesterday's theory.
There is no truth without responsibility following in its wake.
The view of the local scene through the eyes of a native participant in that scene is a different window.
The detached observer's view is one window on the world.
Revelation and the nature of truth must be viewed in reference to the structure of language.
Verbal and nonverbal activity is a unified whole, and theory and methodology should be organized or created to treat it as such.
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.
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.
Fruitful discourse in science or theology requires us to believe that within the contexts of normal discourse there are some true statements.
The deepest sins are camouflaged as holiness.
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.
All of salvation is to make us look good! We who are dirty, worn, broken, and sinful are to be the showcase of heaven.
Courage to continue comes from deeper sources than outward results.
Outward failure may be a manifested variant of inward success.
Nobody is as good as he thinks he is.
It is also, I would guess, a universal that in all societies people value respectability granted to them.
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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