Virtues

O friends! Be not careless of the virtues with which ye have been endowed, neither be neglectful of your high destiny.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 196

The virtues and attributes pertaining unto God are all evident and manifest, and have been mentioned and described in all the heavenly Books. Among them are trustworthiness, truthfulness, purity of heart while communing with God, forbearance, resignation to whatever the Almighty hath decreed, contentment with the things His Will hath provided, patience, nay, thankfulness in the midst of tribulation, and complete reliance, in all circumstances, upon Him. These rank, according to the estimate of God, among the highest and most laudable of all acts. All other acts are, and will ever remain, secondary and subordinate unto them.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 290

All physical perfections come to an end; but the divine virtues are infinite.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Divine Philosophy, p. 137

As for the spiritual perfections they are man's birthright and belong to him alone of all creation.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 72

As the child in the womb does not yet know the use of its members, it does not know what its eyes are for, neither its nose, nor ears, nor tongue -- so also it is with the soul on earth. It cannot understand here the uses and powers of its spiritual gifts, but directly it enters the eternal kingdom, it will become clearly apparent.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í Prayers 9, p. 48

In the beginning of his human life man was embryonic in the world of the matrix. There he received capacity and endowment for the reality of human existence. The forces and powers necessary for this world were bestowed upon him in that limited condition. In this world he needed eyes; he received them potentially in the other. He needed ears; he obtained them there in readiness and preparation for his new existence. The powers requisite in this world were conferred upon him in the world of the matrix so that when he entered this realm of real existence he not only possessed all necessary functions and powers but found provision for his material sustenance awaiting him. Therefore, in this world he must prepare himself for the life beyond. That which he needs in the world of the Kingdom must be obtained here. Just as he prepared himself in the world of the matrix by acquiring forces necessary in this sphere of existence, so, likewise, the indispensable forces of the divine existence must be potentially attained in this world.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 225-226