“The newly born babe of that Day excels the wisest and most venerable men of…”
The newly born babe of that Day excels the wisest and most venerable men of
this time, and the lowliest and most unlearned of that period shall surpass in
understanding the most erudite and accomplished divines of this age….
(The Báb, quoted in “The Dawn-Breakers: Nabíl’s Narrative of the
Early Days of the Bahá’í Revelation”, trans. and ed. Shoghi
Effendi. (London: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1975), p. 65)