Arab Philosopher and Physician known as 'Philosopher of the Arabs'
We ought not to be embarrassed of appreciating the truth and of obtaining it wherever it comes from, even if it comes from races distant and nations different from us. Nothing should be dearer to the seeker of truth than the truth itself, and there is no deterioration of the truth, nor belittling either of one who speaks it or conveys it.
We should never be ashamed to approve truth or acquire it,
no matter what its source might be, even if it might have come
from foreign peoples and alien nations far removed from us.
To him who seeks the truth, no other object is higher in value.
The noblest quality and highest in rank of all human activities is philosophy… The philosopher’s aim is his theoretical studies is to ascertain the truth; in his practical knowledge, to conduct himself in accordance with that truth.