Humility in the Pursuit of Truth

And what other goal, intrinsic in their existence, do the cultural institutions of the history of man have, if not the pursuit of truth? And what is the most fitting attitude-for men of culture, whether they are teachers or students- for this deeply moving adventure, if not humility? Humility in the sincere quest for truth: humility in accepting it; humility in transmitting it to others. 

SPEECH TO FACULTY AND STUDENTS OF THE UNINVERSITY OF PERUGIA October 26, 1986

(Pope John Paul II, “Love is the Explanation of Everything”, Rizzoli 2011, Page 117)

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