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The quotations used for the tranquillity zones are from the Bahá’í Writings but should be readily acceptable for most people. Below are some samples (from various themes):


Turn all your thoughts toward bringing joy to hearts.


One must see in every human being only that which is worthy of praise. When this is done, one can be a friend to the whole human race.  


Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path.


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.


The diversity in the human family should be the cause of love and harmony, as it is in music where many different notes blend together in the making of a perfect chord.  


Peace must first be established among individuals, until it leadeth in the end to peace among nations.  


You are always in the Presence of God. Open the windows of your soul so His Presence may be within you.


Prayer need not be in words, but in thought and attitude.

Strive that your actions day by day may be beautiful prayers.


Anybody can be happy in the state of comfort, ease, health, success, pleasure and joy; but if one will be happy and contented in the time of trouble, hardship and prevailing disease, it is the proof of nobility.


The mind and spirit of man advance when he is tried by suffering.  The more the ground is ploughed the better the seed will grow, the better the harvest will be.  Just as the plough furrows the earth deeply, purifying it of weeds and thistles, so suffering and tribulation free man from the petty affairs of this worldly life until he arrives at a state of complete detachment.  His attitude in this world will be that of divine happiness…  Look back to the times past and you will find that the greatest men have suffered most. …Through suffering he will attain to an eternal happiness which nothing can take from him.


Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity. Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbour, and look upon him with a bright and friendly face. Be a treasure to the poor, an admonisher to the rich, an answerer to the cry of the needy, a preserver of the sanctity of thy pledge. Be fair in thy judgment, and guarded in thy speech. Be unjust to no man, and show all meekness to all men. Be as a lamp unto them that walk in darkness, a joy to the sorrowful, a sea for the thirsty, a haven for the distressed, an upholder and defender of the victim of oppression. Let integrity and uprightness distinguish all thine acts. Be a home for the stranger, a balm to the suffering, a tower of strength for the fugitive. Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring. Be an ornament to the countenance of truth, a crown to the brow of fidelity, a pillar of the temple of righteousness, a breath of life to the body of mankind, an ensign of the hosts of justice, a luminary above the horizon of virtue, a dew to the soil of the human heart, an ark on the ocean of knowledge, a sun in the heaven of bounty, a gem on the diadem of wisdom, a shining light in the firmament of thy generation, a fruit upon the tree of humility.



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