During my stay in Paris, [in 1911] having been permitted to live in the same apartment with Him [‘Abdu’l-Baha], I daily witnessed the marvelous power of His love and active interest in all those who are concerned in the uplifting of the human race. His great power in imparting happiness to all those who are depressed or are passing through a period of trials and tests, cannot be measured by human criterion. This one power alone distinguishes Him above all men, for, notwithstanding the complexity of problems that He must solve daily and the thousand and one details that He must attend to for them, yet he is always beaming and imparting happiness to all those who come in touch with Him.
- Mirza Ahmad Sohrab (Star of the West, vol. 2, no. 16. December 31, 1911)