Adversity

Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity.

Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 93

Be not troubled in poverty nor confident in riches, for poverty is followed by riches, and riches are followed by poverty.

Bahá’u’lláh, The Persian Hidden Words 51

If adversity befall thee not in My path, how canst thou walk in the ways of them that are content with My pleasure? If trials afflict thee not in thy longing to meet Me, how wilt thou attain the light in thy love for My beauty?

Bahá’u’lláh, The Arabic Hidden Words 50

The one reason I wish to live is that I may reveal Thy Cause, and I seek the continuance of life only that I may be touched by adversity in Thy path.

Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p. 147

Under all conditions, whether in adversity or at ease, whether honoured or afflicted, this Wronged One hath directed all men to show forth love, affection, compassion and harmony.

Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 72-73

Verily God hath made adversity as a morning dew upon His green pasture, and a wick for His lamp which lighteth earth and heaven.

Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 17