"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."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Kenneth L. Pike on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Kenneth L. Pike on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Kenneth L. Pike on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Kenneth L. Pike on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Kenneth L. Pike on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"Outward failure may be a manifested variant of inward success."
"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."