"Outward failure may be a manifested variant of inward success."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."Kenneth L. Pike on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Kenneth L. Pike on Michael Jordan
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."Kenneth L. Pike on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Kenneth L. Pike on Abraham Lincoln
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."Kenneth L. Pike on Steve Jobs
"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."
"Without a possibility of change in meanings human communication could not perform its present functions."
"Courage to continue comes from deeper sources than outward results."
"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."
"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."