This gallery features a variety of quotes regarding the Spirit of the Age, the new Day, as referenced by Shoghi Effendi:
We have no indication of exactly what nature the apocalyptic upheaval will be: it might be another war..., but as students of our Bahá'í writings it is clear that the longer the Divine Physician (i.e. Bahá'u'lláh) is withheld from healing the ill of the world, the more severe will be the crisis, and the more terrible the sufferings of the patient.
~ From a letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi
Lights of Guidance, p. 131. © National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Ecuador. 1994 Edition.
The masses, greatly tried by the calamities of the age, restless, disappointed, and eager to obtain real and complete relief in their hour of trial, hunger for the Message of the new Day, and will, if properly approached and appealed to, embrace the great verities it enshrines. Firm and unassailable unity among those who profess to be its bearers, unshakeable fidelity to the principles on which it is founded, generous and unfailing support of the institutions designed to propagate it, are the vital prerequisites of their urgent and sacred task.
~ Shoghi Effendi
Letters from the Guardian to Australia and New Zealand, p. 62. © Bahá'í International Community.
Who can measure the heights to which human intelligence, liberated from its shackles, will soar? Who can visualize the realms which the human spirit, vitalized by the outpouring light of Bahá'u'lláh, shining in the plenitude of its glory, will discover?
~ Shoghi Effendi
The World Order of Baha'u'llah, p. 205. The World Order of Bahá'u'lláh. © National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States. 1982 Reprint. ISBN 0-87743-031-4 (cloth). ISBN 0-87743-004-7 (paper).