Bahá'í Quotes

 

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Author

1

"The betterment of the world can be accomplished through pure and goodly deeds, through commendable and seemly conduct."

Bahá'u'lláh

2

"Say: O brethren! Let deeds, not words, be your adorning."

Bahá'u'lláh

3

The best beloved of all things in My sight is Justice.

Bahá'u'lláh

4

"Holy words and pure and goodly deeds ascend unto the heaven of celestial glory."

Bahá'u'lláh

5

"Truthfulness is the foundation of all human virtues."

'Abdu'l-Bahá

6

"Without truthfulness progress and success, in all the worlds of God, are impossible for any soul."

'Abdu'l-Bahá

7

"Beautify your tongues, O people, with truthfulness, and adorn your souls with the ornament of honesty."

Bahá'u'lláh

8

"Let your eye be chaste, your hand faithful, your tongue truthful and your heart enlightened."

Bahá'u'lláh

9

"In this sacred Dispensation, conflict and contention are in no wise permitted. Every aggressor deprives himself of God's grace."

'Abdu'l-Bahá

10

"Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving-kindness for all who may cross your path."

Bahá'u'lláh

11

"When a thought of war comes, oppose it by a stronger thought of peace. A thought of hatred must be destroyed by a more powerful thought of love."

'Abdu'l-Bahá

12

"...backbiting quencheth the light of the heart, and extinguisheth the life of the soul." 

Bahá'u'lláh

13

"Breathe not the sins of others so long as thou art thyself a sinner."

Bahá'u'lláh

14

"Speak no evil, that thou mayest not hear it spoken unto thee, and magnify not the faults of others that thine own faults may not appear great."

Bahá'u'lláh

15

"O Son of Being! How couldst thou forget thine own faults and busy thyself with the faults of others? Whoso doeth this is accursed of Me." 

Bahá'u'lláh

16

"O MAN OF TWO VISIONS! Close one eye and open the other. Close one to the world and all that is therein, and open the other to the hallowed beauty of the Beloved."

Bahá'u'lláh

17

"Abandon not the everlasting beauty for a beauty that must die, and set not your affections on this mortal world of dust."

Bahá'u'lláh

18

"There can be no doubt whatever that the peoples of the world, of whatever race or religion, derive their inspiration from one heavenly Source, and are the subjects of one God."

Bahá'u'lláh

19

"Consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship."

Bahá'u'lláh

20

"The fundamental purpose animating the Faith of God and His Religion is to safeguard the interests and promote the unity of the human race..."

Bahá'u'lláh

21

"The well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established."

Bahá'u'lláh

22

"The tabernacle of unity hath been raised; regard ye not one another as strangers."

Bahá'u'lláh

23

"Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch."

Bahá'u'lláh

24

"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth."

Bahá'u'lláh

25

"Set your faces towards unity, and let the radiance of its light shine upon you."

Bahá'u'lláh

26

"Gather ye together, and for the sake of God resolve to root out whatever is the source of contention amongst you."

Bahá'u'lláh

27

"It behoveth man to adhere tenaciously unto that which will promote fellowship, kindliness and unity."

Bahá'u'lláh

28

"The light of men is Justice. Quench it not with the contrary winds of oppression and tyranny. The purpose of justice is the appearance of unity among men."

Bahá'u'lláh

29

"No radiance can compare with that of justice. The organization of the world and the tranquillity of mankind depend upon it."

Bahá'u'lláh

30

"Women and men have been and will always be equal in the sight of God."

Bahá'u'lláh

31

"Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust? That no one should exalt himself over the other."

Bahá'u'lláh

32

"In this Day the Hand of divine grace hath removed all distinctions. The servants of God and His handmaidens are regarded on the same plane."

Bahá'u'lláh

33

"Bend your minds and wills to the education of the peoples and kindreds of the earth..."

Bahá'u'lláh

34

"Arts, crafts and sciences uplift the world of being, and are conducive to its exaltation. Knowledge is as wings to man's life, and a ladder for his ascent."

Bahá'u'lláh

35

"In truth, knowledge is a veritable treasure for man, and a source of glory, of bounty, of joy, of exaltation, of cheer and gladness unto him."

Bahá'u'lláh

37

*Let each morn be better than its eve and each morrow richer than its yesterday.

Bahá'u'lláh

38

*O peoples of the world! Forsake all evil, hold fast that which is good.

Bahá'u'lláh

39

*...strive that your actions day by day may be beautiful prayers.

'Abdu'l-Bahá

40

*Turn towards God, and seek always to do that which is right and noble.

'Abdu'l-Bahá

41

*...among the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh is that religious, racial, political, economic and patriotic prejudices destroy the edifice of humanity.

'Abdu'l-Bahá

42

*Charity is pleasing and praiseworthy in the sight of God and is regarded as a prince among goodly deeds.

Bahá'u'lláh

43

*Blessed is he who preferreth his brother before himself.

Bahá'u'lláh

44

*...forgive the sinful, and never despise his low estate, for none knoweth what his own end shall be.

Bahá'u'lláh

45

Love is greater than peace, for peace is founded upon love.

'Abdu'l-Bahá

46

The Creator of all is one God; the Provider, the Giver, the Protector of all is one God. He is kind to all; why should we be unkind?

'Abdu'l-Bahá

47

Religion must be conducive to love of all, the cause of fellowship, unity and light.

'Abdu'l-Bahá

48

Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man...

'Abdu'l-Bahá

49

O ye beloved of the Lord! Strive to become the manifestations of the love of God...

'Abdu'l-Bahá

50

The divine religions must be the cause of oneness among men, and the means of unity and love; they must promulgate universal peace, free man from every prejudice, bestow joy and gladness, exercise kindness to all men and do away with every difference and distinction.

'Abdu'l-Bahá

51

So far as ye are able, ignite a candle of love in every meeting, and with tenderness rejoice and cheer ye every heart.

'Abdu'l-Bahá

52

When... thou dost contemplate the innermost essence of all things, and the individuality of each, thou wilt behold the signs of thy Lord’s mercy in every created thing,

'Abdu'l-Bahá

53

“Charity is pleasing and praiseworthy in the sight of God and is regarded as a prince among goodly deeds.”

Bahá'u'lláh

54

“Now is the time to cheer and refresh the down-cast through the invigorating breeze of love and fellowship, and the living waters of friendliness and charity.”

Bahá'u'lláh