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Courage

Consider thou the lives of the former sanctified souls; what tests have they not withstood and what persecutions have they not beheld; while they were surrounded with calamities they increased their firmness and while they were overwhelmed with tests they manifested more zeal and courage. Be thou also like unto them.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v2, p. 302)


In the treasuries of the knowledge of God there lieth concealed a knowledge which, when applied, will largely, though not wholly, eliminate fear. This knowledge, however, should be taught from childhood, as it will greatly aid in its elimination…. Whatever decreaseth fear increaseth courage.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 32)


It is evident that nothing short of this mystic transformation could cause such spirit and behaviour, so utterly unlike their previous habits and manners, to be made manifest in the world of being. For their agitation was turned into peace, their doubt into certitude, their timidity into courage. Such is the potency of the Divine Elixir, which, swift as the twinkling of an eye, transmuteth the souls of men!
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitáb-i-Iqan, p. 156-157)


It is my fervent prayer that the star of the East will shed its brilliant rays on the Western world, and that the people of the West may arise in strength, earnestness, and courage, to help their brethren in the East.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 72)


It was the Love of God that … gave to Moses courage and patience.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 82)


May you be a source of courage to the affrighted one.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 425)


Only have faith, patience and courage—this is but the beginning, but surely you will succeed, for God is with you!
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 101)


Rest assured that the breathings of the Holy Spirit will loosen thy tongue. Speak, therefore; speak out with great courage at every meeting. When thou art about to begin thine address, turn first to Bahá’u’lláh, and ask for the confirmations of the Holy Spirit, then open thy lips and say whatever is suggested to thy heart; this, however, with the utmost courage, dignity and conviction. It is my hope that from day to day your gatherings will grow and flourish, and that those who are seeking after truth will hearken therein to reasoned arguments and conclusive proofs. I am with you heart and soul at every meeting; be sure of this.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 269)


Strive as much as ye can to turn wholly toward the Kingdom, that ye may acquire innate courage and ideal power.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 206)


Take courage!
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 30)


The source of courage and power is the promotion of the Word of God, and steadfastness in His Love.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 155)


The woman has greater moral courage than the man; she has also special gifts which enable her to govern in moments of danger and crisis. If necessary she can become a warrior.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in London, p. 103)


Trust in the capacity of this generation to disentangle itself from the embroilments of a divided society. To discharge your responsibilities, you will have to show forth courage, the courage of those who cling to standards of rectitude, whose lives are characterized by purity of thought and action, and whose purpose is directed by love and indomitable faith. As you dedicate yourselves to healing the wounds with which your peoples have been afflicted, you will become invincible champions of justice.
(The Universal House of Justice, message to the Paraguay Youth Congress, 2000)


Whatever decreaseth fear increaseth courage.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 32)


… when a band of men are besieged in some place where all avenues and roads are stopped and all hope of deliverance is cut off they will assuredly defend themselves desperately and display bravery and courage.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, A Traveller’s Narrative, p. 23)