I swear by Thy glory, O Thou Who art the Beloved of my soul and the Fountain of my life! I am persuaded of my powerlessness to describe and extol Thee in a manner that becometh the greatness of Thy glory and the excellence of Thy majesty.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p. 149)
Man must seek to gain the acceptance of God and not that of the different classes of men. If one is praised and chosen by God, the accusation of all the creatures will cause no loss to him; and if the man is not accepted in the threshold of God, the praise and admiration of all men will be of no use to him.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 158)
The source of all glory is acceptance of whatsoever the Lord hath bestowed, and contentment with that which God hath ordained.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 155)