Each man has been placed in a post of honour, which he must not desert.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, pp. 159-160)
I knew My love for thee; therefore I created thee, have engraved on thee Mine image and revealed to thee My beauty.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Hidden Words, Arabic 3).
Noble have I created thee, yet thou hast abased thyself. Rise then unto that for which thou wast created.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Hidden Words Arabic 22).
Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 260)