You will have to go on discriminating and make a sustained effort to convince your mind of the fact that japa, meditation, and all other spiritual exercises, have for purpose your awakening. On this pilgrimage one must never slacken: effort is what counts.
–Sri Anandamayi Ma
The goal ever recedes from us. The greater the progress the greater the recognition of our unworthiness. Satisfaction lies in the effort, not the attainment. Full effort is full victory.
–Mohandas K. Gandhi