John Jacob Abel


“The value of a man is not measured by the truth he possesses, but rather by his sincere effort to discover truth. For it is not through the possession of truth, but more by search for it that his powers are widened, those powers which conduce to evergrowing perfection. Possession makes for tranquility, laziness and conceit. If God, holding in His right hand the complete embodiment of truth and in His left the unswerving and ever alert search for truth, even though this search be fraught with a constant and unremitting erring, should say to me: ‘Choose!’, I would humbly embrace His left and say ‘Father, give! for real truth is Yours alone’ “