"Knowledge is as wings to man's life, and a ladder for his ascent. Its acquisition is incumbent upon
everyone. The knowledge of such sciences, however, should be acquired as can profit the peoples of the
earth, and not those which begin with words and end with words."
The Bahá’í Reference Library is the authoritative online source of Bahá’í writings. It contains
selected works of Bahá'u'lláh, the Báb, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Shoghi Effendi, and the Universal House of
Justice, as well as other Bahá’í texts.