وينبغي لنا أن لا نستحي من استحسان الحق، واقتناء الحق من أين أتى‪,‬
وإوإن أتى من الأجناس القاصية عنا، والأمم المباينة، فإنه لا شيء أولى بطالب الحق من الحق‪.‬
وليس يبخس الحق، ولا يصغر بقائله ولا بالآتي به‪.‬
ولولا أحد بخس الحق؛ بل كان يشرفه الحق‪.‬

في الفلسفة الأولى
‎أبو يوسف يعقوب ابن اسحاق الصّبّاح الكندي

We ought not to be ashamed of appreciating the truth and of acquiring it wherever it comes from, even if it comes from races distant and nations different from us. For the seeker of truth nothing takes precedence over the truth, and there is no disparagement of the truth, nor belittling either of him who speaks it or of him who conveys it. (The status of) no one is diminished by the truth; rather does the truth ennoble all.

„On First Philosophy“ - Abū Yūsuf Ya´qūb ibn Isḥāq as-Ṣabbāḥ al-Kindī Edited and Translated by Alfred L. Ivry Albany State University of New York Press, 1974

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