Time - Too Short

At the best, man spends four-score years and ten in this world -- a short time indeed!

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 92

Now is the time to roar like unto a sea and seek to ascend heavenward! If we desire to reach the apex of the Supreme Kingdom, we must unfurl our wings; if we wish to dive into the depths of the ocean, we must teach our limbs swimming. The time is short and the Divine Courser moves swiftly on; let us keep up and compete with each other and let us light a brilliant candle!

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í World Faith, p. 354

The earth life lasts but a short time, even its benefits are transitory; that which is temporary does not deserve our heart's attachment.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Divine Philosophy, p. 135

As the situation in the world, and in your part of it (South and West Africa) is steadily worsening, no time can be lost by the friends in rising to higher levels of devotion and service, and particularly of spiritual awareness.

Shoghi Effendi, Quickeners of Mankind, p. 33

Ours is the duty to fix our gaze with undeviating attention on the duties and responsibilities confronting us at this present hour, to concentrate our resources, both material and spiritual, on the tasks that lie immediately ahead, to insure that no time is wasted, that no opportunity is missed, that no obligation is evaded, that no task is halfheartedly performed, that no decision is procrastinated. The task summoning us to a challenge, unprecedented in its gravity and force, is too vast and sacred, the time too short, the hour too perilous, the workers too few, the call too insistent, the resources too inadequate, for us to allow these precious and fleeting hours to slip from our grasp, and to suffer the prizes within our reach to be endangered or forfeited.

Shoghi Effendi, Messages to America, p. 101

The field is indeed so immense, the period so critical, the Cause so great, the workers so few, the time so short, the privilege so priceless, that no follower of the Faith of Bahá’u’lláh, worthy to bear His name, can afford a moment's hesitation.

Shoghi Effendi, The Advent of Divine Justice, p. 46