Better that only a few Catholics should be left, staunch and sincere in their religion, than that they should, remaining many, desire as it were to be in collusion with the Church’s enemies and in conformity with the open foes of our faith.
St. Peter Canisius
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them—everyday begin the task anew.
St. Francis de Sales
… I think it’s important to dispel a myth about purity that many people believe: that it’s a destination. In reality, it’s not a destination. It is a daily choice. If you are thinking of purity as a state you’ll achieve at such and such time or once you get your prayer life in order, you will almost certainly remain frustrated and discouraged. Why? Because even after we have come to the Lord we are still left with a fallen human nature and “must still combat the movements of concupiscence that never cease leading us into evil” (CCC 978)
Matt Fradd, “DeLIVEred”
You have not done enough, you have never done enough, so long as it is still possible that you have something to contribute.
Dag Hammarskjold - UN Secretary-General from 1953 to 1961