The future of this Cause, which is so dear to us all, depends upon the energy and devotion of the rising generation. It is you who before will be called to shoulder its responsibilities and undertake its spread. To do that, however, you ought to be well equipped. You ought to have your intellectual as well as spiritual side equally developed.
- Shoghi Effendi (From a letter dated December 28, 1925, written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to the Baha’i Youth Baltimore, Maryland, USA; The Compilation of Compilations, vol. II, Youth)