"For I am not so enamored of my own opinions that I disregard what others may think of them. I am aware that a philosopher's ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavor to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God. Yet I hold that completely erroneous views should be shunned."
Nicolas Copernicus (1473-1543), Polish astronomer and mathematician
De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (1543), Preface