Undaunted Search

“There are timid souls, even in these days of bold and undaunted search for truth, who are absolutely afraid of inquiring into subjects, lest they should learn things which would disturb their ideas and break up the comfortable roundness of their acquired little systems of thought… It is to be hoped the time is not far distant when it will be publicly taught that it is every man’s duty, so far as he is fitted by natural capacity and educational training, to fearlessly, disinterestedly, and honestly both seek out for himself and set forth to others the true representation of things.”

Alfred Naylor Pearson, A Search for Knowledge, and Other Papers, 1889