My two cents: "Knowing the path, is not walking the path" - like "Thinking and doing is not the same" those sentences are like words about words. By understanding the words, you can think "thinking about this does not show me what it really is, it must be experienced" so the words are helpful, in referring to themselves as being limited in conveying truth.
Our "western" science have already (a long time ago) progressed into the realms beyond words.
The Dharma of The Buddha is illuminating beyond compare, cold, diamond-hard and so very austere. It will be touched by nothing, but the strictest of reasoning and the deepest of contemplation.