He that does good to another, does also good to himself; not only in the consequence, but in the very act of doing it; for the consciousness of well-doing is an ample reward.
It is not so much matter what is done, as how it is done, that God minds. Not how much, but how well. It is the well-doing that meets the well-done.
The Hebrews have a saying that God is more delighted in adverbs than in nouns; it is not so much the matter that is done, but the matter how it is done, that God minds. Now how much, but how well! It is the well-doing that meets with a well-done. Let us therefore serve God, not nominally or verbally, but adverbially.
Reason is the director of man's will, discovering in action what is good, for the laws of well-doing are the dictates of right reason.
Beware of an inordinate desire for wealth. Nothing is so revealing of narrowness and littleness of soul than love for money. Conversely, there is nothing more honorable or noble than indifference to money, if one doesn’t have any; or than genuine altruism and well-doing if one does have it.
Think it not hard if you get not your will, nor your delights in this life; God will have you to rejoice in nothing but himself.
Men who are resolved to find a way for themselves will always find opportunities enough; and if they do not find them, they will make them.
We are doomed to cling to a life even while we find it unendurable.