That one indeed is a man who, today, dedicateth himself to the service of the entire human race. The Great Being saith: Blessed and happy is he that ariseth to promote the best interests of the peoples and kindreds of the earth. In another passage He hath proclaimed: It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.
~ Bahá'u'lláh Source
: Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh. Author: Bahá’u’lláh. Source: U.S. Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1990 pocket-size edition. Excerpt © Bahá'í International Community. Image courtesy of NASA. Image use does not imply NASA's endorsement of such use.