It [such a chaste and holy life] can tolerate no compromise with the theories, the standards, the habits, and the excesses of a decadent age.
(Shoghi Effendi: The Advent of Divine Justice, p. 30)
The one who compromises with the law for the sake of his own apparent happiness … does not attain the happiness he sought, he retards his spiritual advance and often brings new problems upon himself.
(Universal House of Justice, Lights of Guidance, pp. 359-360).
Through compromise we will never be able to establish our Faith or win others’ hearts to it. This involves often great personal sacrifice, but we know that, when we do the right thing, God gives us the strength to carry it out, and we attract His blessing. We learn at such times that our calamity is indeed a blessing.
(Shoghi Effendi, The Compilation of Compilations vol II, p. 26)
To none is given the right to question their words or disparage their conduct, for they [the Prophets of God] are the only ones who can claim to have understood the patient and to have correctly diagnosed its ailments … .
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, pp. 80-81)