“Don’t Try To Do It All” Quotes

…we are only instruments in the Lord’s hands; and this knowledge frees us from the presumption of thinking that we alone are personally responsible for building a better world. In all humility we will do what we can, and in all humility we will entrust the rest to the Lord. – Pope Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples. – St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Openness to God makes us open towards our brothers and sisters and towards an understanding of life as a joyful task to be accomplished in a spirit of solidarity. – Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate

Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in His love than in your own weakness. – St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible. – St. Francis of Assisi

I can DO ANYTHING I want, but I can’t DO EVERYTHING I want. ― Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

To teach a child to feed himself, to wash and dress himself, is a much more tedious and difficult work, calling for infinitely greater patience than feeding, washing, and dressing the child one’s self. The former is the work of an educator, the latter is the easy and inferior work of a servant. Not only is it easier for the mother, but it is very dangerous for the child, since it closes the way and puts obstacles in the path of the life which is developing. – Maria Montessori

We know that all things work for good for those who love God. – St. Paul to the Romans

Illusions are dangerous people. They have no flaws – Sabrina (1995)

The biggest waste of time is to do well something that we need not do at all. ― Gretchen Rubin, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives

Having somebody help you doesn’t mean that you fail, it just means that you’re not in it alone. – Eric in Life As We Know It