All that which ye potentially posses can, however, be manifested as a result of your own volition.
~Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, sec. LXXVII, p. 149.
O SON OF BEING! Love Me, that I may love thee. If thou lovest Me not, My love can in no wise reach thee. Know this, O servant.
~Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, part I, #5.
To be a Bahá’í simply means to love all the world; to love humanity and try to serve it; to work for universal peace and universal brotherhood.
~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Bahá’u’lláh and the New Era, p.81, 2006 edition.
… to make of my prayer a fire that will burn away the veils which have shut me out from Thy beauty, and a light that will lead me unto the ocean of Thy presence.
~Bahá’u’lláh, Bahá’í Prayers, the Long Obligatory Prayer.